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REGESTA HENRICI PRIMI 
1100-1135 



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JIEGESTA REGUM 
ANGLO-NORMANNORUM 

1066-1154 

VOLUME II 

REGESTA HENRICI PRIMI 
1100-1135 

EDITED BY 

CHARLES JOHNSON, C.B.E., F.B.A. 

AND 

H. A. CRONNE 

PROFESSOR OF MEDIEVAL HISTORY IN THE 
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 

FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LATE 

H. W. C. DAVIS 



OXFORD 
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS 

MCMLVI 



Oxford University Press, Amen House, London E.C.4 

GLASGOW NEW YORK TOROr^O MELBOURNE WELLINGTON 
BOMBAY CALCUTTA MADRAS KARACHI CAPE TOWN IBADAN 

Geoffrey Cumberlege, Publisher to the University 



PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN 



PREFACE 

The first volume of this work was published in 1913, and the editors then believed that the 
second and third volumes would follow in quick succession. But the four years of war, 
which so soon followed, interrupted the task. Professor Davis was absorbed in the duties 
of the War Trade InteUigence Department, and his interests thenceforward were diverted 
to the problems of modern history. At his death, in 1928, the materials for the later volumes 
were substantially as he had left them in 1914. In 1930 the Delegates of the Clarendon Press, 
with the concurrence of Mrs. Davis, entrusted the task of continuing the Regesta to the elder 
of the present editors, who made haste to secure the help of a younger scholar, lest the work 
should again be interrupted by death. The slowness with which we executed our task is due in 
part to the necessity of learning by actual examination what sources had been exhausted and 
what remained unused : in part to the unevenness in the abstracts and descriptions inevitable 
in the co-operation of a number of voluntary helpers. A second war involved another period 
of delay in which research was impossible; and we are conscious that we have not entirely 
overcome either of our initial difficulties. We are, however, persuaded that even an im- 
perfect catalogue is a step to a more perfect presentation of the acts of the Norman period, 
in which the full texts can be printed, and original charters reproduced in facsimile. 

In preparing the present volume we have had the advantage of the late William Farrer's 
Itinerary of Henry I, printed in the English Historical Review in 1919, and issued separately 
with a valuable index. We cannot adequately express our obligations to Farrer's work; and 
though we have not always adopted his conjectural dates, we have rarely had to dissent 
from the hmits of date which he fixed. We have followed his example in stating these, even 
when the documents are arranged according to the dates which we have thought probable. 
When a definite year is not assigned the charters are ranged under the later hmiting date. 
We have included a number of charters which Farrer either did not know of or thought of 
no value for the construction of his Itinerary. 

Our thanks are due to all who contributed to the first volume as well as to this. Many, 
alas, are dead. We can only remember with gratitude Canon Foster, of Lincoln; Mr. 
Herbert Chitty, bursar of Winchester College; and Mr. L. C. Loyd; and many of those 
already mentioned in Vol. I. Among our hving fellow-workers we must especially thank 
Mr. G. H. White, editor of the Complete Peerage, and Mr. Charles Clay, who continues 
Farrer's work on Early Yorkshire Charters, on whose genealogical knowledge we have fre- 
quently drawn. The Dean of Gloucester has helped us in dealing with the Ely charters, and 
Mr. C. H. Hunter Blair with those of Durham. Miss Marion Gibbs kindly communicated 
to us the typescript of her Early Charters of St. Paul's Cathedral before publication, and 
saved us much transcription. Mr. Ralph Davis, who is already engaged, with the younger 
of the present editors, on the final volume of the work which his father began, has read 
the proofs of this, and has made some valuable suggestions. We are also indebted to Mr. 
G. E. Morey for assistance in preparing the typescript for press. To all these, and to many 
other friends who have helped us from time to time, we tender our hearty thanks. 

We must also record our gratitude to the late Dukes of Bedford and Rutland for per- 
mission to make use of the Tavistock and Belvoir chartularies, and to the latter for a photo- 
graph of a page of the Belvoir chartulary. We must also thank the authorities of the 
Huntington and Pierpont Morgan libraries, as well as those of the Lambeth Library, of 
the British Museum, and of the Pubhc Record Office, and the Deans and Chapters of 



vi PREFACE 

Canterbury, Westminster, St. Paul's, Durham, and Norwich, and the custodians of their 
records, who have given us all the assistance in their power. One of us is especially obUged 
to the Very Rev. D. H. S. Cranage, whose hospitahty enabled him to examine the Norwich 
registers in exceptionally favourable conditions. The 'eternal vigilance' of the readers of 
the Press has earned our admiring gratitude. 

To Mrs. Davis and to the Delegates of the Clarendon Press we owe the opportunity of 
continuing a valuable work ; and we hope that, despite our shortcomings, we have justified 
their trust. 

C. J. 
H. A. C. 



CONTENTS^ 

INTRODUCTION ix 

Chancery of Henry I 
Chancellors. Keepers of the Seal. Chaplains. Scribes and 

Serjeants. 

Household of Henry I xi 

Stewards. Butlers. Chamberlains. Constables. Marshals. 

Justice and Administration in the Charters xvii 

Regency. Justiciars. Judges of the Curia Regis. Missi Dominici. 
Local Administration. Markets and Fairs. Boroughs. Coinage. 
Church Affairs. Other Matters. Seals. 

Itinerary of Henry I xxix 

Sources of Original or Quasi-Original Charters of Henry I xxxi 

Manuscript Sources not mentioned in Volume I xxxiii 

Charters attested by Signa xxxiii 

Key to Charters in Farrer's Itinerary of Henry I xxxiv 

Supplementary Bibliography of Printed Books xxxvi 

Index of Grantees and Benehciaries xlii 

CALENDAR 1 

APPENDIX. Charters of Henry I 305 

ERRATA AND ADDENDA TO VOLUME I 390 

INDEX OF PERSONS 415 

INDEX OF PLACES 440 



ERRATA AND ADDENDA 



p. xxxviii Add 'Deville, A. Essai . . . sur I'Eglise et I'Abbaye de Saint-Georges-de- 

Bocherville. Rouen, 1827.' 

p. xxix Add'LE Cacheux, M-J. Histoire de VAbbaye de Saint-Amand de Rouen. Caen, 

1917.' 

p. 85, No. 906 Letter-Book C adds the following witnesses : Rand' et Bern' cancellario capell', 
Giffardo Clareb', Gaufrido cam', Gaufrido de Clint', Willelm' de Pont', Alduino. 
[These are presumably Ranulf the chancellor, Bernard the Queen's chancellor 
(both described as chaplains), Gilbert de Clare ('?), Geoffrey the chamberlain, 
Geoffrey de Clinton, William de Pont de I'Arche, and Alduin, the Queen's 
chamberlain. This is the first mention of Geoffrey de Clinton. The next (No. 
958) is in 1110.] 

p. 1 47, No. 1211 The oath was made to the sheriff by Roger de Hartelvilla. The collectors of the 
geld were Aedwin priest of Cholsey (Ceisi) and William his son. 

p. 196, No. 1442 The full text is printed in Archives de La Manche, Serie H, Inv. Somm. iii, p. 273, 
H. 6449. 



INTRODUCTION 

CHANCERY OF HENRY I 

Professor Davis has described the evolution of the Chancery from its pre-Conquest to its 
post-Conquest form in his introduction to the previous volume of the Regesta. Since it 
appeared his conjecture that Osmund remained chancellor after 1078 has been abandoned, 
on the realization that the writs of 'William', one of which is attested by the Bishop of 
Salisbury and the chancellor (not — as he took it — [Osmundo] Episcopo Sarum et Cancel- 
lario), are really writs of William 'the young king' in his father's absence {c. 1116-19).^ 
Professor V. H. Galbraith has also shown- that Gerard, afterwards Bishop of Hereford and 
Archbishop of York, was the last chancellor of William I and the first of William II {c. 1086- 
91), just as William Giffard bridges the gap between William II and Henry I. 

The list of chancellors of Henry I presents little difficulty. ^ William Giffard, as has been 
said, remained chancellor till Easter (21 Apr.,) 1101 or thereabouts, when he was succeeded 
by Roger. The latest dated charter attested by him^ is of 12 Mar. 1101. His successor, 
Roger le Poer, attests two (or possibly three)^ charters as chaplain. His earliest dated charter 
as chancellor is of 3 Sept. 1101,^ though he attested a charter at Cambridge^ which may be of 
the previous May. His nomination to the see of SaUsbury in Sept. 1 102 (or possibly his elec- 
tion on 13 Apr. 1 103)'' probably set a term to his activities as chancellor. The two charters 
on which Davis relied for his assertion that Roger remained chancellor after his acceptance 
of the bishopric,' neither of them an original, do not imply that the bishop and the chancellor 
were the same person. There is therefore no need to wrest the explicit date of the agreement 
between the Abbot of Fecamp and Phihp de Braose, 13 Jan. 1 103 (assuming that the year, 
as usual at this period, begins at Christmas), which contains the first mention of Waldric 
as chancellor, to 13 Jan. 1104.1" 

We may, then, assume that Waldric, who attests several charters as 'chaplain' from 1100 
to 1 102," became chancellor soon after either Michaelmas or Christmas 1 102.^" He accom- 
panied Henry to Normandy in 1 106, and captured Duke Robert at the battle of Tinchebrai. 
He became Bishop of Laon by a somewhat scandalous negotiation towards the end of the 
year, and never returned to England as chancellor.^^ 

His successor, Ranulf, whose earliest attestations''* can be dated approximately to the 
spring of 1107, only attests once as chaplain, viz. in a somewhat dubious charter to Mont- 
acute,'^ a house of which he was, as chancellor, a considerable benefactor. In Leland's 
account of the house he is combined with Ranulf, Henry's physician, founder of Malpas 
Priory and afterwards a monk of Montacute, under the title of ' Reginaldus Cancellarius, 
so namyd, by lykelyhode, of his offyce, . . . and he felle to religion, and was Prior of 
Montegue'. Ranulf was killed by a fall from his horse, at his castle of Berkhamstead, about 
New Year 1123. 

The last chancellor known to us by name was Geoffrey ru/us, who was given the bishopric 

'■ Nos. 1 189, 1191-2, 1201-2 below. = E.H.R. xlvi. 77-79. 

' See Davis's article in E.H.R. xxvi. 84-89. " No. 546. 

' Nos. 507, 521, 622 «. « No. 544. 

' No. 528. « Davis, u.s. 87. 

" Nos. 898 and 901. "> Davis, u.s. 

" Nos. 544, 548, 598, 618, 625. " No. 618. 

" Davis, U.S. " Nos. 810, &c. 
" No. 735. 



X INTRODUCTION 

of Durham by Henry I on 28 May 1133. He was presumably one of the chapel staff, and 
seems likely to have been the same as Geoffrey, chaplain of the chancellor.^ His successor 
is unknown, nor is it certain that any was appointed. If not, it is likely that the keeper of 
the seal replaced him, without acquiring his status as one of the great officers. - 

We know something of the chapel staff, both from the Constitutio and from the charters. 
After the chancellor, who like the other 'great officers' received five shillings a day, with 
other allowances in kind, came the keeper of the seal, or Magister Scriptorii, whose re- 
sponsibilities are known to us from the account of his office in the Dialogus de Scaccario. 
His wages, originally ten pence a day, were raised for the special benefit of Robert de Sigillo 
to two shilhngs. This at least suggests that after 1 133 Robert, without the title of chancellor, 
did, hke later keepers and lord-keepers, do the chancellor's work. We know of three keepers: 
Drew the chaplain (1105);^ Richard the chaplain {c. 1107-21) afterwards Bishop of Here- 
ford;'' and Robert de Sigillo,' who became Bishop of London in 1141. 

Besides the keeper of the seal the Constitutio mentions only one chaplain custos capelle 
et reliquianim, and it may be that only the chaplain on duty to say mass came on the house- 
hold establishment; but the attestations of charters granted on important occasions show 
that there might be as many as eight*^ in attendance at a time. The chaplains whose names 
occur in the charters of Henry I are: 

Arnulf,^ who attests the charter to Bath in 1 101. 

AuDiN (i.e. Owen or Ouen,* in 1105 and 1107. He was the brother of Thurstan Arch- 
bishop of York (1119-40), and became Bishop of Evreux in 1113. 

EvERARD, son of Rogcr de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury^ (1100-21). He became 
Bishop of Norwich in 1121. 

Geoffrey of Dives (1111 and 1113)^" may be the same as Geoffrey the chaplain who 
occurs in 1113 and 1118;" or the latter may be Geoffrey rufus, already named. 

Gilbert, who occurs in 1111'- and in another charter of uncertain date, is not otherwise 
known. 

Herbert (llOl)^^ is probably the same as a witness to WilHam II's charter (No. 315), 
which is also for the Bishop of Bath. 

Humphrey Bigod (1101-13)" was presumably a nephew of Roger Bigod, since Roger's 
son William does not mention him with his brother Hugh.^* 

John of Bayeux (c. 1104-31)"' was son of a Bishop of Bayeux^^ (probably Richard, 
A.D. 1107-33). 

Nigel of Calne (c. 1112-20)^^ He was prebendary of Calne in SaUsbury Cathedral.^* 

Osbern (1 101)2° jj otherwise unknown. 

Ralph,-^ who seems to have had the custody of the vacant abbey of St. Edmund's in 
1 103, and 

Ranulf-- may possibly both be Ranulf the chancellor. 

• See Nos. 1363, 1365. « See E.H.R. Uvii. 392. 
' Nos. 684, 687. * Nos. 846-1222. 

' Nos. 1253 to end. 

' No. 548. These were not, however, necessarily members of the chancery staff. Robert Pecche, for in- 
stance, was Clerk of the Spence {domino regi in cura panum et potus sirenue ministrare solebat. — Florence 
of Worcester, ii. 75). ' No. 544. 

» Nos. 684, 690, 778, 828. 

* There seems no valid ground to contest his descent. See, however. Complete Peerage, xi. 677-8 {d). 
" Nos. 981, 1015. 1' Nos. 1091, 1183. 

" No. 981. " No. 544. 

" Nos. 544 to 1015. " Complete Peerage, ix. 579 O)- 

" Nos. 675-1875. " No. 1183. 

■« Nos. 1018-1231. "No. 1164. 

" Nos. 544, 548. " No. 653. 

" Nos. 735, 1090. 



CHANCERY OF HENRY I xi 

Robert [of Rouen] (1100-1),^ and Robert Pecche (1101-20),- who became Bishop of 
Lichfield in 1221, occur together in some of the early charters. 

Roger has already been mentioned as chancellor and Bishop of Salisbury. 

Theowulf (1102-10)2 was nominated to the see of Worcester 28 Dec. 1113. 

Thomas (1101-8)'* was chosen Archbishop of York in May 1108. 

Thurstan (1103-14)5 succeeded him as Archbishop 15 Aug. 1114. 

Waldric (1 100-2), chancellor in 1 103, has already been mentioned. 

Walter'' (1101) named with Waldric, is not otherwise known. 

William (1101-2)' may possibly be the same as William the Almoner (c. 1103-30),* 
who is also described as 'chaplain' and is mentioned in two of the charters in favour of Ber- 
nard the scribe. 

William de Warelwast (1 100-7),^ formerly a chaplain of William II, was consecrated 
as Bishop of Exeter 11 Aug. 1107. 

W. of Oxford (1 107-21)1° j^^q appears as an intermediary (per) in a grant to St. Swithun's, 
Winchester, attested by Ranulf as chancellor, may possibly be Wimund, Prior of St. Frides- 
wide's in 1 122, but is not otherwise known. 

It seems probable that the persons described as 'King's Scribes' or 'Scribes of the Court' 
also formed part of the chapel staff, though there is no mention of them in the Constitutio, 
They seem to have held land in virtue of their office, like the Serjeants. The lands held by 
Levtng" were assigned (1107-16) to constitute a prebend in Lincoln Cathedral. 

HuGH,i2 who attests a charter to Savigny about 1113, may or may not have been his suc- 
cessor. GisuLF, who held property in London.^^ was succeeded by Bernard''* about 1 121-2. 
Bernard seems to have died about 1 148. Robert appears as a colleague of his in 1 121-2.^^ 
About the end of the reign we hear of Ralph the scribe,"" who appears jointly with Peter, 
son of William Brown, the King's clerk, as the holder of William's property in Rouen. 
In the Pipe Roll of 1 1 30" we find William Brown receiving quittance of Danegeld in Suffolk, 
and Ralph the clerk (who may be the scribe) in Dorset and Wilts. '* 

Buistard and Curteis, Serjeants of the chapel, appear in 1121-2,^' as do David and 
Roger, Bernard's esquires.-" 

Queen Matilda also had her chancellor, Reinhelm-', consecrated Bishop of Hereford 
11 Aug. 1107. His successor, Bernard,-^ became Bishop of St. David's 19 Sept. 1115. 
Geoffrey, her chaplain,-^ became Dean of Waltham. Odo Moire^* was also probably one of 
the Queen's chancery staff. 

HOUSEHOLD OF HENRY I 
Of the departments which we find in the Constitutio we have already dealt with the Chapel. 

Stewards 

The number of Dapiferi (or seneschals) is not certain. They probably served in turn, like 

the dispensers; which suggests that there were four. At the beginning of the reign we find 

four stewards who had served William II; viz. EuDO (or £on), son of Hubert de Ria. He 

is said to have died in Jan. 1 120 at the castle of Preaux, and his estates escheated to the King, 

^ Nos. 508, 544, 548. = Nos. 544-1226. 

' No. 970. * Nos. 544-887. ' Nos. 652-1075. 

' No. 544. ■" Nos. 529, 598. « Nos. 643-1677. 

' Nos. 491-869. '» No. 1380. '^ No. 1032. 

" No. 1015. " No. 1363. 

'* See Round's 'Bernard, the King's Scribe' {E.H.R. xiv. 104). 

" No. 1364. " No. 1910. 

" p. 99. " pp. 16, 23. 

" No. 1365. "-" No. 1364. 

" Nos. 544. 571, 613. " Nos. 624, 971. 

" No. 1090. " No. 674. 



xii INTRODUCTION 

in whose hands they were in 1 1 30. Geoffrey de Mandeville had a grant of the lands with 
the stewardship^ from the Empress Maud. But it is not hkely that the ofl5ce was left vacant 
in the mean time. 

Hamo, grandson of Harao Dentatus and Sheriff of Kent. He died in or before 1130.^ 
His successor appears to have been Humphrey de Bohun.^ 

Roger Bigod survived until 1 107 and was succeeded by his son William, who was 
drowned in the White Ship in 1 120. His half-brother Hugh^ then served as dapifer to the end 
of the reign. 

Ralph Dapifer, who attests a charter^ between 1103 and 1106, is presumably Ralph de 
Montpinchon, who appears in Domesday Book under that title. 

Of the stewards first found under Henry I, the earliest are: 

William de Barba, who attests the charter to the Bishop of Bath dated 3 Sept. 1101^ 
as dapifer and another to Bermondsey [1102-8] of doubtful authenticity in which he is not 
so described, and 

William de Courcy, who also attests the Bath charter and is mentioned in one other" as 
dapifer, though he continues to be a witness until about 1110. Robert de Courcy occurs 
as dapifer in 1132 and earlier,* and another William de Courcy was dapifer to Henry II. 
So the Courcy stewardship was probably hereditary. 

William de Pirou attests as dapifer in 1115 and 1 123." If only four dapiferi (for England) 
acted at once, he must be regarded as the successor of Ralph de Montpinchon. 

Robert Delahay {seigneur of La-Haie-du-Puits in the Cotentin) attests as dapifer in 
three charters of 1131^° with Hugh Bigod and Humphrey de Bohun. He does not to attest 
as dapifer at any other time, though he had been justiciar of Normandy. 

Roger de Neufbourg (probably the second Earl of Warwick) was also styled dapifer 
totius Normanniae}^ 

At the accession of Stephen there were four dapiferi: William Martel, Hugh Bigod, 
Humphrey de Bohun, and Simon de Beauchampi- in the grant to Winchester; Robert fitz 
Richard, Robert Malet, William Martel, and Simon de Beauchamp, in the Oxford charter 
of liberties. 

It seems impossible to reconcile the inclusion of William de Barba with the assumption 
that there were only four dapiferi in the early years of Henry I. But Stephen's two early 
charters seem to imply that the rule holds for Henry's later years. It may also be suggested 
the post was regarded as hereditary, since we see in the Oxford charter that Bigod and Bohun 
resumed their offices after the adhesion of Robert of Gloucester and others of the Empress's 
party to Stephen in 1136. 

The principal officer of the steward's department was the Clerk of the Spence of Bread 
and Wine. Robert Pecche, who held this post, has already been mentioned as a chaplain. 

There were also Master-Dispensers of Bread, and Wine, of the Larder, and of the 
Buttery. It seems probable that Robert, brother of Urse d'Abitot, was Dispenser of Bread 
and Wine, since Walter de Beauchamp (who inherited his estate) was 'Pantler' in 1236.^^ 

Roger the larderer, whose wages were on the same scale, was nominated Bishop of 
Hereford in 1 102, but died before consecration. '^ Hugh the larderer is named as a benefactor 
of St. Swithun's, Winchester." There were also local larderers.^'^ 

' Round, Geoffrey de Mandevitle, 173. 

- Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 64. = Ibid. 18. 

■* Complete Peerage, ix. 579. ' No. 630. 

* No. 544. " No. 699. 

' Nos. 1742, 1584. Robert was Seneschal of Normandy. 

° Nos. 1102, 1222, 1391. i" Nos. 1688, 1692, 1698. 

" No. 1672//. " Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 262-3. 
" Round, King's Serjeants, 202-A. 
" Flor. H'orc. ii. 51. 

" Nos. 803-4. '« No. 935. 



HOUSEHOLD OF HENRY I xiii 

To the steward's department belong also the Dispensers, though the buttery too had 
dispensers of its own. The charters make no distinction between them. 

In the previous volume (as J. H. Round pointed out*) Robert the dispenser, brother of 
Urse d'Abitot, was confused with Robert son of Thurstan, the Domesday tenant of Great 
Rollright. Both these offices can be traced under Henry I. 

Walter de Beauchamp succeeded to the first Robert's office when he received the lands 
and duties of Roger d'Abitot- and was succeeded (probably in 1 131)^ by his son William. 

Thurstan son of Robert, who held King's Stanley (Glos.), died before lies'* and was 
succeeded by his son Hugh. Their holding was still called the 'fee of Thurstan Dispenser' 
in 1235-6.5 

William® the King's dispenser held land at Ellington (Hunts.). 

Butlers 

William D'Aubigny (commonly called de Albini), who appears as holding land in 
Norfolk under William II, was butler to Henry I throughout his reign, and retained the 
office till his death in 1139. His successors, earls of Arundel, inherited the office, which 
has followed the descent of the title.' 

Chamberlains 

There is no definite evidence that there was a Master-Chamberlain in England before 
Robert Malet,** who appears to have deserted Henry I before the battle of Tinchebrai in 
1106, though he is so described in Vol. I." Henry's grant of the office to Aubrey de Vere 
in 1133*" sicut Robertus Malet uel aliquis alius ante eum uel post eum umquam . . . tenuit^^ 
is hardly enough to prove that there were English Master-Chamberlains before Robert, 
since there is no evidence of any after him and before 1 133. 

The Treasurer was the equal in rank and salary of the Master-Chamberlain.*^ If we may 
judge by the analogy of the Exchequer of Henry II, he was the chamberlain's clerical col- 
league; the chamberlain being ex officio deemed incapable of writing, though he could keep 
accounts by notches on sticks. Herbert" attests a number of charters of Henry I,** though of 
neither of his predecessors, with the title of Herbert the chamberlain. He seems to have died 
in or shortly before 1130,*^ and was succeeded by his son, Herbert, who did not, however, 
inherit his office. 

It seems probable that Geoffrey de Clinton purchased the succession to Herbert's 
office,*'' called in the Pipe Roll ministerium thesauri Wintonie. He is described as thesaurarius 
mens et camerarius meus in Henry's foundation charter for Kenilworth Priory.*" This agrees 
with Herbert's title, regis cubicularius et thesaurarius}^ 

It has, however, been suggested elsewhere*^ that Herbert's office might have been the 
chamberlainship of the Exchequer which was afterwards attached to the manor of High- 
worth in Wiltshire; and if the treasurership was, as seems probable, a clerical office, that 
guess may be correct. 

* E.H.R. xxix. 355. = No. 1062. See also Round, Ceoffrev de Mandenlle, 314. 

» No. 1710. * No. 576. '■ Book of Fees, i. 442. " No. 967. 

' Complete Peerage, i. 233, «. (/;). Round has shown {E.H.R. xxxvi. 49) that Robert fitzSiward succeeded 
Hugh de Quevilly as usher of the Buttery about 1130. 

» Ibid. X, App. F, 47, 51. • p. xxv. " No. 1777. 

" Book of Seals, No. 39. 
" Red Book of the Exchequer, iii. 811. 

" Vol. i, p. xxv. i« Nos. 544, 547-8, 1000. 

" Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 37. " Ibid. 105. 

" No. 1428. '» Chron. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 134. 

" Dial, de Scacc. xxvi seq. 



xiv INTRODUCTION 

Nigel, nephew of Roger Bishop of Salisbury, is mentioned as treasurer in Normandy 
in 1131,^ and the Dialogus definitely describes him as treasurer of Henry I.- There is no 
sign of his being so in the Pipe Roll of 1130; though we find him as the colleague of Osbert 
de Pont de I'Arche in the treasury of Normandy.^ It seems possible that Roger of Salisbury 
may have been treasurer and have secured the succession to the appointment for his nephew, 
as that nephew afterwards obtained the same post for Richard of Ely/ This suggestion is 
supported by the fact that writs dealing with financial matters, such as assessment for geld, 
are usually attested by Roger,^ and by an entry on the Pipe Roll of 1130, which shows the 
Abbot of Westminster offering a fine of 1 ,000 marks for the recovery of lands of the abbey 
wrongly alienated, of which 800 marks are remitted in perdonis per episcopum Sarisberiensem 
et G. cancellarium.^ In all these cases, however, he might have been acting as justiciar. 

Robert Mauduit, who was drowned in the White Ship in 1120, was chamberlain of the 
Exchequer as tenant of Porchester Castle.'' He and Geoffrey de Chnton were jointly re- 
ceivers of money in Normandy at some time before his death in 1120,' but whether as 
chamberlains of the Exchequer or of the camera curie does not appear. If the former, 
Geoffrey may have been acting as Herbert's deputy. 

William de Pont de L'Arche seems to have married Robert Mauduit's daughter and to 
have succeeded him as chamberlain of the Exchequer.' He was in charge of the treasury 
at Stephen's accession.^" He attests a doubtful charter to Lincoln Cathedral in 1132" as 
'' Camerarius' and is named as 'the King's chamberlain' in a grant of Farringdon (Hants) 
to his clerk, Thurstan,^- of approximately the same date. He also purchased the ministeriwn 
camere curie for himself, and also for his brother Osbert (possibly as his deputy)^'. We find 
Osbert as Nigel's colleague in Normandy, and as one of the official company at Winchester.^'' 

William Mauduit, the younger, succeeded to his brother Robert's property about 11 2 1,'^ 
but does not attest as chamberlain, so far as is known, before 1131.^^ It seems as though 
William de Pont de I'Arche was still in control of Robert Mauduit's estate in 1 1 30.^' William 
Mauduit appears in the Constitutio with a rank and salary equivalent to that of the marshal 
(i.e. second to that of the head of the department);^* and was receiver of the payments in the 
camera curieP Here again, as with the stewards, it is difficult to decide whether the lay 
offices were hereditary or not, and whether or not the chamberlains acting in the camera 
curie were deputies of the chamberlains of the Exchequer. 

Other chamberlains mentioned are: Aiulf Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset in the earlier 
years of the reign, as he had been under William I and WilUam II.-° He appears as a rule 
in charters relating to his own counties.'-^ 

Aldwin-- was clearly chamberlain of Queen Matilda, whose charters he attests. 

Edward-3 who attests a charter to Ely of 13 Feb. 1105, was identified by Dr. Salter as 
Edward of Salisbury, but does not elsewhere attest as chamberlain. 

1 No. 1691. = Dial, de Scare. 50. 

' Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. J, 54, 63. ■* Dial, de Scacc. xv. 

" e.g. Nos. 976, 1000, 1488, 1500, 1515, 1879, 18S7. 

' Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 150. 

' Round, Commune of London, 82. On the whole subject of this chamberlainship see G. H. White, 
'Financial Administration under Henry I' IProc. Roy. Hist. Soc., 4th Ser. viii. 56-78) and 'The Household 
of the Noiman Kings' (ibid. xxx. 127-55). 

» Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. 1, 37. 

» Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 37. " Gesta Stephani, 5; Will. Malmsb. Hist. Nov. 703. 

" No. 1746. " No. 1872. 

" Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 37. " No. 1852. '' No. 1255. 

'» No. 1698. " Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 38. 

" Red Book of the E.xcli. iii. 811. " Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 134. 

'" Vol. i. p. XXV. "-' Nos. 544, 1019, &c. ■' Nos. 675, 1108-9, &c. 

" E.H.R. xxvi. 489-90. 



HOUSEHOLD OF HENRY I xv 

FuLK,^ who held Chalk at farm, is not otherwise known. 

Geoffrey,^ who held Moulsford under WiUiam II, attests both early and late in this reign. 

William de Houghton is described as chamberlain of Henry I in several charters between 
1110 and 1135,^ all relating to Huntingdonshire, where he held Bury by an exchange with 
the Abbot of Ramsey. 

Hubert," ' the King's chamberlain ', in a charter of 1 1 30-2, is presumably a misreading for 
Herbert. 

Ralph,^ in a doubtful Glastonbury charter [1115-27], is otherwise unknown. 

Richard, one of the court stafifat Winchester, is mentioned in the Pipe Roll of 1130 as 
quit of Danegeld in Middlesex.*^ 

William, who attests or is named in a number of writs" in the first ten years of the reign, 
is probably the Domesday tenant of that name who held lands in Beds., Bucks., and Glos.* 
He may, however, be William de Houghton. In a writ of 1120-2^ a William is named who 
is clearly the chamberlain of London.^" 

The chamberlain of Normandy was William de Tancarville, who died in 1129," and 
was succeeded by his son Rabel de Tancarville. 

Constables 

The succession to the office of Constable has been best discussed by Mr. G. H. White.^^ 
The Constitutio does not give a definite number, but, as they served in turn, it seems Hkely 
that there were four, and that they held the castles of Dover, Oxford, Gloucester, and 
Worcester. 

It is generally believed that Robert de Montfort, holding the estate later known as the 
Honor Constabularie, or honour of Haughley, was hereditary constable of Normandy and 
also constable of Dover under William II, and until his banishment for treason in 1107, 
He died a year or so later. Dr. David Douglas has shown^^ that there was a Hugh de Mont- 
fort holding the Kentish lands at a later date than 1086, who, he suggests, was a younger 
brother of the hereditary constable of Normandy, and father of another Robert and the 
Alice or Adeliza who married Simon de Moulins and subsequently Robert de Vere, both 
of whom held the honour of Haughley in her right. Neither Robert (if there are two) attests 
any charter of Henry I as constable; nor does Simon de Moulins. Simon was alive in 1119 
and perhaps later,'" and Alice's marriage to Robert de Vere took place not long before 1 1 30.^^ 

Robert de Vere attests as constable in a number of charters.'^ the earliest of which cannot 
be later than 1 128, and was constable in 1 136.^' 

Nigel D'Oilli is supposed to have succeeded his brother Robert as constable of Oxford 
before the death of William II." He attests as constable in two early charters,^' and is 
addressed in one not later than 1115 jointly with the ' huntsmen and marshals of the Court' .^^ 
who were, as the Constitutio shows, his official staff when on duty at court. He was alive in 
1115," but does not seem to attest much later. 

Roger D'Oilli attests a charter of 1 105-^ as constable, and other charters in his private 

' No. 1256. " Nos. 630, 1122, 1836. 

' Nos. 953, 966-7, 1411*, 1915. ■* No. 1645. ' No. 1266. 

' No. 1365; Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. /, 152. 

' Nos. 599, 621, 680. » Vol. i, p. xxvi. " No. 1377. 

'° Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 145; Round, Commune of London, 101, 108. 
" Genealogist, n.s. xxxviii. 113-27; Trans. R. Hisl. Soc., 4th Ser. xxx. 149-52. 
'" Farrer, Itin., No. 603b (quoting 'Annals of Saint-Wandrille' in Hist. Litt. de France, xxxii. 204). 
" Domesday Monaclwrum, 68-70. " No. 1261. " Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 64. 

" Nos. 1486, 1562, 1746, 1777-8, 1876. " Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 262. 

'« Vol. i, p. xxvi. " Nos. 547, 785. 

"" No. 961. " No. 1089. 

" No. 683. His name is only given in one MS. copy of the charter, and may have been interpolated in 
error. A Roger d'Oilli is named as a sub-constable in the Constitutio {Red Book of the Exchequer, iii. 812), 

983.1 b 



xvi INTRODUCTION 

capacity from that date to about 1111. This seems inconsistent with Nigel's tenure of the 
office, unless he were acting as deputy to his kinsman. 

Robert D'Oilli appears to have been Nigel's heir.^ He witnesses charters from 1105^ 
to the end of the reign, but is not described as constable. He was one, however, in 1136.^ 

Brian Fitz Count purchased, in 1 1 30 or earlier,* the office and part of the land of Nigel 
d'Oilli, and attests as constable in 1131.^ His claim to this was probably in right of his wife 
Maud of Wallingford, who is said to have been the daughter (or possibly the grand- 
daughter)^ of Robert d'Oilh, Nigel's elder brother. Brian also attested as constable in 1136. 
This suggests that Brian was the successful claimant, and that Stephen compromised by 
recognizing both. 

Urse D'Abitot was probably a constable of William I and William II, holding Worcester 
Castle" till his death in 1108. He does not attest as constable, however, in the charters of 
Henry I. 

Roger D'Abitot, his son, was hereditary sheriff of Worcestershire,^ and probably also 
constable, till his exile (c. 1110) for the murder of one of the royal household. 

Osbert D'Abitot, probably a brother, obtained the sheriffdom' after Roger, and may 
also have been constable until about 1114. 

Walter de Beauchamp was granted 'all the land of Roger of Worcester' in 1114.1" 
The charter of Maud to his son William in 1141 asserts that Walter held the constableship 
of Urse and the dispensership of his brother Robert." He does not, however, attest as con- 
stable (though he undoubtedly held Robert's dispensership)^- nor does he appear as constable 
in 1 136.'^ The matter is further complicated by the fact that Stephen is said to have given 
to William de Beauchamp, son of Walter, the constableship which he took from Miles of 
Gloucester, who deserted him in 1139.'* Mr. White suggests, with reason, that Stephen did 
not do this, but revived the constableship of Urse D'Abitot in favour of his descendant, 
William. It is also possible, as Mr. White suggests, that Maud's bestowal of the earldom of 
Hereford on Miles was a compensation for what appeared as the loss of his constableship. 

Miles was not, in fact, so divested, since the title of 'constable of England' descended to 
the family of Bohun^^ from one of his co-heirs; nor did his constableship necessarily derive 
from that of Urse d'Abitot. Gloucester, like Worcester, was an hereditary sheriffdom, held 
by Roger de Pitres, and after him by Durand, his brother. Roger's son, Walter,'*' also 
known as Walter of Gloucester, succeeded Durand in the sheriffdom in or before 1097 ;'' 
but there is no evidence that any of them was constable under William I or William II, except 
as constable of Gloucester Castle, in virtue of the sheriffdom. The case seems exactly parallel 
to that of the d'Abitots at Worcester, but for Maud's charter of 1141. 

Walter of Gloucester, hov/ever, first attests as constable on 13 Sept. 1114;'^ and the 
coincidence of this date with the probable date of Henry's grant to Walter de Beauchamp 
of the lands of Roger of Worcester^' has led Mr. White to conclude that Henry I had granted 
him the d'Abitot constableship."" He continued to attest as constable until his death in or 
before 1130.-1 

Miles of Gloucester succeeded to his father's office, and appears to be acting as constable 
in 1 130.-- He was still constable in 1 136. 

' Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 74. " No. 701 (where he occurs with his father). 

' Round, loc. cit. •* Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. /, 139. 

^ No. 1688. « Book of Fees, 116. 

' White, Genealogist, N.s. .xxxviii. 119. ' No. 940. 

' Nos. 1025, 1035. '° No. 1062. 

" Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 314. '- No. 1710. '^ Round, op. cit. 263-3. 

" Flor. iVorc. ii. 121. "* Complete Peerage, vi. 457 (c). 

" Round, Feudal England, 312. " Vol. i, No. 389. 

'« No. 1070. " No. 1062. =» White, op. cit., pp. 120-1. 

" Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 11. " Ibid., p. 7. 



HOUSEHOLD OF HENRY I xvii 

As may be seen from the Index, the attestations of the persons named which specify their 
rank as constables are too few to make it possible to establish whether Mr. White's view is 
correct, and whether there were three hereditary constableships or four.i 

Marshals 

The marshal was subordinate to the constable, but had by the time of Henry I acquired 
a department of his own, embracing everything connected with horses, hounds, and hawks. 
Moreover, he had the duty of keeping tallies and other vouchers of household expenditure.^ 

Gilbert is the earliest known holder of the office under Henry I. He, with his son John, 
recovered the right to it in the court of Henry I against Robert de Venoiz and William de 
Hastings.^ He died in or before 1 130.* 

John the Marshal fined for the succession to his father's office in 1 130,^ and also for the 
'mastership in the King's court of the livery of fodder', an office not mentioned in the 
Constitutio, but presumably equivalent to the later one of 'avenar'. John does not appear 
in the lists of witnesses of 1 136, but played a considerable part, on both sides, in the wars of 
Stephen's reign. 

Among other household officers may be found Robert Achard,^ Henry's former tutor 
(magister); Odbert, Geoffrey Purcell, and John,' ushers; and Richard of Bayeiix^ is 
once named as the 'King's Champion'. A careful examination of the Pipe Roll of 1130 
will give the names of minor officers who do not appear in the surviving charters. It must 
be remembered that the Queen and many magnates had households similar to the King's 
though smaller. 

It is not clear to what extent the description in the Constitutio applies to Normandy. 
Stapleton concluded that it had been written there because of the reference to the muid of 
Rouen in the account of the bakery.' But it seems to be rather a general description of the 
King's household, wherever he might be, without specific reference to either country. The 
officers proper to Normandy will be discussed in the next section. 

JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS 

Regency 

During the King's absence from the realm, in Normandy or elsewhere, the affairs of Eng- 
land were administered by a regent. Queen Matilda^" appears usually to have acted as 
regent until her death (1118) unless she accompanied her husband abroad. 

William, 11 son of the King, acted as regent after his mother's death until he joined his 
father in Normandy in May 1119. 

Roger Bishop of Salisbury, the justiciar, issued writs in his own name, either ex officio}'^ 
as regent or on the warrant of brevia de ultra mare}^ 

Justiciars 
Roger Bishop of Salisbury, besides acting as regent in the absence of Henry I, is men- 
tioned as presiding over the Exchequer (presumably as justiciar)" while the King was in 

' William FitzOdo and Henry de la Pommeraie, named in the Constitutio, were constables of Normandy 
(see Hnskins in E.H.R. xxiv. 209). Roger d'Oilli, who is also named, is clearly not the same as the 'constable' 
of 1105. 

^ See G. H. White in Complete Peerage, x, App. G ; xi, App. E. 
' Rot. Chart, i. 46. ■* Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 8. 

' U.S. ' No. 1134. 

' Nos. 508, 1655, 1550. » ^o. 626. " Magni Rotuli, i, p. xx. 

" Nos. 1000-1, 1190. " Nos. 1189, 1191-2, 1201-2, 1223. 

" Nos. 1488, 1515/!. " Nos. 1417, 1472, 1614, 1814«., 1989. 

" Nos. 1211, 1514, 1741. 



xviii INTRODUCTION 

England. It seems uncertain whether any other person was appointed as chief justice during 
the reign, though a writ was addressed (1115-16) to Ralph Basset 'and all the King's 
justiciars', amongst others,^ in favour of St. Benet's, Holme; and he is also found hearing 
a case in the county court of Huntingdon in 1 1 16.^ 

But there were also, at least in the earlier years of the reign, local justiciars, such as the 
unnamed 'justiciar of Devon and Cornwall ' ( 1 1 14) i^ and Ralf Basset's jurisdiction may have 
been limited to the eastern counties. It is not always easy to identify these local justiciars; 
but when a writ is addressed to the bishop of the diocese and to a layman, not the earl, as well 
as to the sheriff, it may reasonably be conjectured that he was the local justiciar, though he 
is not directly addressed as such. We may instance Ranulf Meschin in Lincolnshire,'' 
WiUiam Peverel in Nottinghamshire,^ Robert de Ferrers in Derbyshire,* Robert de Lasci 
in Yorkshire,^ Guy de Balliol in Northumberland,* Richard de Redvers in the Isle of Wight' 
and in Devon,!" Gilbert de Clare in Kent," and Aubrey de Vere in Berkshire.^- Alfred of 
Lincoln seems to be specifically mentioned as justiciar in Dorset. ^^ The position of Richard 
de Belmeis in Sussex^* and Shropshire^^ seems more likely to have been due to his acting as 
steward of the estates of Robert de Belleme. We may assume that this system of local 
justices had continued from the previous reign. '" It is noticeable that the bishop of Durham, 
who presumably had quasi-sovereign rights in the Palatinate, did not venture to create 
new knight's fees without the sanction of his chapter and of the King.^^ 

Judges of the Curia Regis 
A number of charters or writs originate in the Curia Regis, but in only one case are the 
judges named. 1* In 1119 Abingdon Abbey estabhshed its right to prove its exemption from 
geld on 120 hides held in demesne, by the oath of one of its men in the shire-court. The 
judges were Roger Bishop of Salisbury, Robert Bishop of Lincoln, Ranulf the Chancellor, 
and Ralph Basset. As the required proof was offered at Martinmas in the shire-court, it 
seems most probable that the Curia was sitting at the Michaelmas Exchequer. An examina- 
tion of the lists of witnesses in other cases is inconclusive. In some of them it is clear that a 
council was in progress at the time, since the number of witnesses is so large. In those less 
numerously attested it is not easy to assume that the witnesses were all, or any of them, 
members of the court. But we find among them the Archbishops of Canterbury and York; 
the Bishops of Chester, Exeter, Lincoln, Salisbury, and Winchester; the Chancellor; the 
Count of Meulan; the Earls of Gloucester and Warwick; William Bigod, Geoffrey de Clin- 
ton, Ralph Basset, Alfred of Lincoln, William de Pont de 1' Arche, Geoffrey Ridel, and others.*' 
We may probably conclude that the composition of the court was as variable as that of the 
House of Lords before the exclusion of lay peers from legal business, whether it was sitting 
for judicial or for financial purposes. But there was, no doubt, a professional element which 
formed its nucleus, consisting mainly of household officers. As to its procedure, we know 
that a 'jury of recognitors' was used both by the Curia-'^ and in the county and hundred- 
courts. ^^ The description given in the Dialogus probably embodies the traditional view of 

' No. 1094. = No. 1129. 

' No. 1068. See also Davis, England under the Normans and Angevins, App. H; Poole, Domesday Book 
to Magna Carta, p. 387«. 

■* Nos. 531, 534. ^ No. 538. ' Ibid. 

' Nos. 559, 598. » No. 575. » Nos. 597, 603. 

'» Nos. 633, 662. " No. 635. '= Nos. 695, 707. 

" No. 754. " No. 614. '' No. 618. 

" Vol. i, pp. XXX seq. " No. 1564. 

'« No. 1211. 

'" Richard, son of Alfred the butler [of the Count of Mortain] offered 15 marks ut sederet cum Radulfo 
Basset ad placita Regis (Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 101). 
" No. 1283. =1 Nos. 1341, 1423, 1533, 1833. 



JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS xix 

the Curia of Henry I, and to that extent is not strictly applicable to its successor under 
Henry II. 

The Curia Regis in Normandy has been fully dealt with by C. H. Haskins.^ It appears 
to have resembled the Enghsh Curia Reg's in composition, if we may judge by three cases 
which give a complete list of the court.^ One case, however,^ discriminates between the 
justiciars, John Bishop of Lisieux, Robert de la Haie, and Geoffrey de Sable, and the barons, 
Ralph Tesson, Roger Marmion, William Patric, and Robert Carbonel. Like the Enghsh 
court, it sat at the 'Exchequer',* though there is nothing to show whether such sittings took 
place earlier in one territory or in the other. 

Missi Dominici 

The charters do not indicate many commissions of inquiry, such as those to Ralph Basset 
on behalf of Abingdon Abbey ,^ or to Walter Espec and Eustace fitzJohn to determine the 
right to fisheries in the Tyne.^ In other cases such inquests might be held in the shire-court, 
or by the sheriff before a special jury,^ or in the hundred-court or the wardmote.* But there 
is strong evidence in the Pipe Roll of 1 130 that the system of eyres attributed to Henry II 
was already in its early stage. 

The entries of amercements credited to the ' Pleas ' of such-and-such a justice give no 
indication of the dates at which they were imposed; but it is clear that Walter Espec and 
Eustace fitzJohn were on eyre in the six northern counties in 1 1 30. William de Albini Brito 
and Richard Basset were, or had recently been, on eyre in Lincolnshire, and Miles of Glou- 
cester and Payn fitz-John in the west midlands and Pembrokeshire. FitzJohn had already 
succeeded to the position in Shropshire held by Richard de Belmeis. Ralph Basset, who had 
been dead for a year or more at Michaelmas 1130, had held pleas in the home counties. 
East Anglia, and Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Geoffrey de Clinton had acted in most 
parts of northern and eastern England. Henry de Port in Kent, and WilHam de Houghton 
in Suffolk, may have been acting as local justiciars. Robert Arundel and Walkelin held 
pleas of the forest, in Devon and Cornwall and in Surrey and Berkshire respectively. Since 
there are no amercements in charge on the roll credited to Geoffrey Ridel, who died about 
1120, whom we know to have acted as a justiciar both in Northamptonshire' and as a 
special commissioner,'" we may conclude that the eyres mentioned all took place between 
1120 and 1130. 

Local Administration 
The shire-court appears to have retained the character it had under William I; indeed 
Henry I expressly enjoined (in 1108) that it, and the hundred-courts, should be held as in 
the reign of Edward the Confessor.'^ In most cases the questions remitted to it were tried 
before the sheriff,'- but in one case" (1 115-16) the trial was before the justiciar, Ralph Basset. 
It is not stated whether he was acting as justiciar of all England or as justiciar of the county 
of Huntingdon. Pain fitzJohn, the successor of Richard de Belmeis, is found trying a case 
in Shropshire about 1121,'* possibly in the capacity of sheriff. We also find the Bishop of 
Salisbury and Alfred of Lincoln'^ acting as joint justiciars in Wiltshire. Joint sessions of two 
or more counties continued to be held in cases relating to land on the borders of both,'* 
or where the rights of a religious house, which might extend over more than one county, 

' E.H.R. xxiv. 209-31; Norman Institutions, 88 seqq. ^ Nos. 790, 1689, 1908. 

^ No. 1593. * No. 1584. 

' No. 1516. See also No. 1166 and compare No. 1432. 

• No. 1561. So also before a commission at Winchester to delimit the King's demesne, possibly in 1110 
(No. 969). 

' No. 1511. * No. 1843. 

» Nos. 755, 985. "' Nos. 796, 969. " No. 892. 

" Nos. 522, 600, 952, 957, 1341, 1511, 1539. " No. 1129. 

" No. 1473. " No. 754. " No. 528. 



XX INTRODUCTION 

were in question. * The normal business of the court clearly included both criminal- and 
financiaF matters. As in previous reigns exemption from suit of the shire-court is almost 
exclusively limited to religious houses and their tenants. The only exception is the King's 
tutor, Robert Achard.'' This exemption is almost invariably accompanied by exemption 
from suit of hundred- or wapentake-courts. 

As in previous reigns, the hundred-courts appear chiefly in connexion with claims to land 
and hberties.^ An interesting account of procedure before the sheriff, in a case in which the 
reeve of the hundred had been abusing his powers,*^ occurs in a charter to Andover Priory. 
There are not many new grants of hundreds to religious houses. Reading, a new foundation, 
was given those of Reading and Leominster;^ Rouen Cathedral received that of Kingsclere;' 
the Bishop of Norwich had those of Blofield, Hoxne, and Walsham;' the Bishop of Ely had 
that of Witchford ;!" Rochester Cathedral a quarter of the profits of Rochester hundred ;ii 
Ramsey Abbey got Hurstingstone hundred ;^'~ and Well wapentake, formerly the property of 
Stow Abbey, came by exchange to Lincoln Cathedral.^^ Montacute was confirmed in its 
possessions of Tintinhull and other hundreds,^* though the charter is only of very doubtful 
authenticity. 

A joint session of seven hundreds to determine the rights of St. Stephen's, Caen, to land 
in Burton Bradstock,i^ which had been repeatedly deferred, is probably an instance of the 
application of the provision of the Leges Henrici Primi^^ that the verdict of a group of hun- 
dreds should be taken when the jurors of one hundred were insufficient. 

The sheriff's and their functions have been described by W. A. Morris,^' who made good 
use of the charter evidence. In the early years of the reign the old sheriff's continued in a 
number of counties, or were succeeded by their sons; but some counties were grouped, 
Lincolnshire and Yorkshire under Osbert, and as many as eight under Hugh of Buckland. 
From 1106 onward other new men are introduced, and after Buckland's death (c. 1115) no 
similar concentration occurs till 1130, when we find a number of counties under Richard 
Basset and Aubrey de Vere as joint-sheriffs. 

The sheriff's staff is usually referred to by the colourless term ministri, sometimes trans- 
lated 'officials'. Andover hundred had, as we have seen, a reeve, as had also the boroughs. 
' Bailiffs ' are only named in two charters,^* and, if Stapleton was right," this casts some doubt 
on their authenticity. 

As might be expected, the charters give little information about forest administration, 
but we find some support for Davis's view that 'forest law was administered by the shire- 
court'-" in the writs to Osbert d'Abitot, sheriff of Worcestershire, in favour of Walter de 
Beauchamp,-^ who succeeded him as sheriff, and presumably as chief forester. In the New 
Forest^^ and in Berkshire-^ Croc the huntsman, as in the previous reign, -^ is concerned in 
forest matters jointly with the sheriff or with the keeper of Windsor Forest. We have also 



1 Nos. 952, 1157, 1457. ' No. 695. ' Nos. 1112, 1211. 

* No. 1134. ' e.g. Nos. 1423, 1533. * No. 687. 

' No. 1427. ' No. 1289. » Nos. 1625, 1854. 

'" Nos. 1499, 1798. " No. 936. " No. 1632. 

" No. 1771. '' No. 733*. " No. 1341. 

'' Cap. vii (5) [Stubbs, Select Charters, (9th edn.) 124]. 

" E.H.R. xxxvii. 161-72 (and more fully in his book. The Mediaeval English Sheriff to 1300; Manchester, 
1927). 

'« Nos. 1167, 1602. 

" Magni Rotuli. i, pp. xxxiii seqq. 

'" Vol. i, p. xxxi. (We are not sure that the instance he adduces is not merely 'trespass' at common law.) 
On the other hand, we find 'forest pleas' in 1 130 held before special justices, Robert Arundel and Wakelin 
Vis de Lu. -' Nos. 1025, 1035. 

=- Nos. 687. " Nos. 615-16, 696. 

'* This applies also to Ared the falconer, keeper of Braden Forest, who was associated with Croc under 
William II (Vol. i. No. 347). 



JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS xxi 

the appointment of Eustace de Barenton in succession to a certain Adam as a forester,^ 
but his successors are only called woodwards or park-keepers.^ 

The charters themselves relate either to hunting rights or, as is more usually the case, to 
assarts and the rent (or penalty) assessed on the religious houses or others who cultivated 
forest land without the royal licence.^ There are also grants that new land should not be 
afforested,^ though this was implied in Henry's coronation charter; and he did, in fact, 
extend his forest in Yorkshire,^ and probably also in Cumberland, where we read of a 
perambulation" having been made. 

The grants of sporting rights, however, were usually limited by a reservation to the King 
of all 'harts, hinds, and swine' ;^ to this list a charter to St. Mary's, York, adds hawks.* 
Roes were regarded as beasts of the warren, and are specially mentioned in a grant to 
Abingdon of hunting-rights in Bagley Wood,' and so bear out the judgement quoted by 
Coke.'o A charter to Chertsey Abbey specifies the vermin which the monks might hunt with 
hounds'^ as 'hares, foxes, and wild cats'. The King had a household establishment of wolf- 
hunters,^^ but we also find that Richard Engayne, who appears to have been forester in 
Northants.,'^ belonged to the family which held Laxton and Pytchley by the service of wolf- 
hunting." Probably all keepers of forests, like Walter de Beauchamp in Worcestershire, 
owed the same service. ^^ Walter might also shoot pheasants, as might the Abbot of Chertsey.^^ 
The monks of Colchester might hunt hares in the forest of Essex as diet for their sick,i' and 
a clerk had leave to keep greyhounds and braches to hunt hares and foxes in Hampshire.^* 
A park is also mentioned at Thame,i' and exemption is granted from compulsory work on 
royal parks.-" The duty of acting as beaters for the King's hunting ('stable-stand' as it was 
called) was excused to the Abbot of Eynsham's men.-^ 

The grants of woodcutting rights vary from vague allowances of necessaria,^'^ which we may 
suppose covered wood for fuel and fencing, or house repairs, to a grant of timber for 
building houses or ships.-' Another important privilege was the right to feed pigs on the 
beech-mast of the King's forest, or to share in the 'pannage' which was exacted by the King 
for such food from private tenants.-* Tithes were paid by the King, on the game which he 
killed, -° to various churches and religious houses. Thus Abingdon had the tithe of Windsor 
Forest,-' Gloucester of the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire,^' St. Paul's Cathedral of that 
of Essex,-' Salisbury of the New Forest,^' and St. Mary's, York, of the Yorkshire forests.^" 
Among the charters authorizing the 'assarting' or taking into cultivation of forest land is 
one in favour of Tewkesbury'^ which speaks of the King's placitatores, which suggests that 
there were local officials with the duty of protecting the royal rights, distinct from foresters 
or verderers. 

' No. 1518. » Book of Fees, 116, 345, &c. 

' e.g. Nos. 616, 673, &c. ■• No. 611a. ' No. 995. 

= No. 1617. ' Nos. 583. 703, 995. 

' No. 838. The grant to Ralph de Merlai to hunt hart, hind, and boar (No. 1849*) might safely be 
condemned on that account alone. ° No. 703. 

'° capreoli, id est. Roes, non sunt Bestiae de Foresta, eo quod fugani alias feras (Hill, 13 E. 3, coram Rege in 
Thesaur.), 1 Inst. f. 233a*. See also G. J. Turner, Select Pleas of the Forest (Selden Society, vol. xiii), p. ix. 
" No. 774. »"- Red Book of the Exch. iii. 813. 

" No. 583. " Feudal Aids, iv. 1,18. 

'' Nos. 1025, 1035. " Nos. 1024, 1818. " No. 577. 

'» No. 1873. 

" No. 1707. Roger de Raimes paid 40 marks for making one without the king's leave {Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. 
I, p. 58). ■" e.g. No. 894. "■ No. 708. 

" No. 990. " No. 918. 

" Nos. 1238, 1436*, 1574, 1753, 1956. 

*° Richard the treasurer {Dial, de Scacc. 103-4) tells us that the profits were largely from penalties inflicted 
in forest courts. But under Henry I the tithes were still payable in kind (No. 935). 
" No. 696. " No. 594. =' No. 1047. 

"-" No. 1162. "• No. 935. 

" No. 853. 



xxii INTRODUCTION 

We find similar conditions in Normandy. The abbeys of Bee/ Fecamp,- Marmoutier,^ 
among others, had corresponding rights of vert and venison in the forests of Aliermont,* 
Brix,^ Fecamp,^ Montebourg," Roumare,* and Rouvray.' A specially interesting charter^" 
specifies the rights of one of the King's Serjeants in the last-mentioned forest in both 
respects. Another" prescribes the limits of the privilege of woodcutting and the check to 
be made of the quantity taken. 

As in the preceding reigns the charters include many grants or confirmations of fran- 
chises and immunities, almost invariably to religious houses. The only exception is a grant 
to Aubrey de Vere of sac and soc over certain sokemen in Wold who had previously been 
tenants of the royal manor of Faxton,^- and might therefore have challenged the right of 
their new lord. The jurisdiction of the religious houses, as of lay lords, might extend to the 
control of one or more hundreds, as at Bury or Ely, or merely to their own manor courts. 
In most cases murder and theft were reserved for the Crown. ^^ But the Abbot of Abingdon 
might do justice on any other thieves as well as on a priest who was in his custody ;i* and the 
Archbishop of York might judge moneyers and robbers. ^^ The less privileged houses, such 
as Andover Priory,'^ had jurisdiction and the profits of justice over all malefactors on their 
lands excepta corporali vindicta latronum quae ad Regem respicit; while greater houses, such 
as Westminster,!' Winchester,^* Christ Church'' and St. Augustine's,=° Canterbury, Battle,^! 
Bath,-- St. John's, Colchester," and Ramsey,-^ had more extensive rights, defined either as 
'Grithbryce, Hamsocn, Forsteal, etc.', or generally, as the King's demesne rights.^^ In some 
cases these extended rights were limited to the demesne-" or to the 'lowy' (leugata)-' of the 
monastery. Battle-* and Thetford-' were privileged to hear plaints against their tenants in 
their own courts; while Waltham^" and Holy Trinity, London,^' might only be impleaded in 
the court of Queen Matilda (or, after her death, in their own courts).^- This corresponds with 
the privilege de non evocando usually allowed to boroughs, and obviously exceeds the ordi- 
nary rights of a holder of sac, soc, &c. 

The grant of omnes redditus meos et justitias meas que ad me pertinent in Wintonia civitate 
to St. Swithun's during the eight days of St. Giles's fair^^ may be compared with the grant 
to Norwich CathedraP^ of sac, soc, &c., and all other customs que pertinent ad jus feriarum 
during the Whitsuntide fair. The latter grant appears less full.^^ 

The charters tell us less about immunities in Normandy. It is clear that, as in England, 
claims to advowsons were tried in the appropriate lay court. ^* The most comprehensive grant 
seems to be that made to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dive^' (as an act of reparation); which provides 

1 . That the abbot may not be summoned to plead before any court but his own except 
before the King or his chief justice. 

2. No proceedings may be taken against him or his men unless they have first been 
brought in his own court and justice has not been done there. 

> No. 794. = No. 1689. ^ No. 1948. 

* Nos. 794, 1963. ' No. 1951. « Nos. 1596, 1689. 

' No. 825. » No. 1290. » Nos. 1087, 1290. 

•° No. 1087. " No. 1951. 

'" No. 849. Crown manors, like those in private hands, had their own 'halls' where the court was held 
(Nos. 1855, 1954). 

" Nos. 593, 738, 940, 986, &c. Theft is defined in three charters (Nos. 1174, 1468, 1726) as latrocinium 
probatum. " No. 695. " No. 518. '' No. 687. 

" Nos. 1247-9, 1251. " No. 627. " No. 840. 

" No. 817. " Nos. 529, 859. ''= No. 988. 

" No. 1204. This included right of sanctuary. " No. 1585. 

" Nos. 988, 1204. 

" No. 1259. " Nos. 859, 999, 1585. ""' No. 529. 

" No. 1536. '» No. 525. " No. 898. 

" No. 1529. " No. 947. " No. 762. 

" On this subject see Hurnard "The Anglo-Norman Franchises" (E.H.R. Ixiv, 289-327; 433-60). 

" No. 1223. " No. 905. 



JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS xxiii 

3. All pleas arising from plaints against him or his men shall be tried and concluded in 
his own court, including murder and rape, but not desertion on active service, or 
offences against the coinage, which must be concluded at the mint. 

4. He shall have the right to try thieves taken on his land and those taken outside who 
are his men. 

5. Trial by battle may be awarded and executed in his court. 

6. He and his monks shall have all oaks or beeches on their lands, and all waifs, strays, 
and treasure trove except gold, which is reserved to the king. 

Fecamp had the profits of pleas of homicide or arson tried in its court.^ The rights of 
Bee were almost as extensive as those of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dive,^ though cognizance of rape 
was excepted as unbecoming religious, and there had been clearly differences with the towns- 
folk of Bee resulting in a prohibition of the abbot's men entering the town armed. 

Among the judicial immunities not mentioned in Vol. I are assaltus^ (which may be a 
translation of Foresteal);^ and an immunity from distraint^ for a hospital in York. Exemp- 
tions from the shire and hundred courts were somewhat freely given, but exemption from 
view of frankpledge'' (Frithsocne," Frithwite,* Tenmantale,' or Tithing)!" ^re, in most cases, 
only to be found (like Utfangtheof)^' in spurious or interpolated documents. The same is 
true of Bloodwite^^ {sanguinis effusioY^ and Leirwite.!* Citizens of London'* and burgesses of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne'^ were exem.pted from trial by battle (except, in Newcastle, for trea- 
son). The custom known as ' Fageref ','' claimed by Bury at Thetford, is unexplained. 

Fiscal immunities, besides those mentioned in Vol. I, include exemption from Cornage,'* 
Scutage,'^ Tallage,-" Gavel,-' Passage,-- and Pontage. ^^ Landing-dues (naviwn applicatioY^ are 
mentioned at Lynn and Westminster; but Ship-service-* (navigium), like Pack-horse service-* 
(summagium), seems characteristic of dubious charters. 

Equally suspect are exemptions from Sheriff's Aid" (including aid of reeves or other 
officials), Averpenny,-* Superassisa,"^ Tithingpenny,^" and the somewhat vague exactions 
described as Tributa, Vectigalia, or Xenia?^ Grants of Treasure Trove,^^ and of Royal Fish,^* 
though rare, are probably genuine. 

' No. 1579. ' No. 1900. 

' Nos. 797*, 1427-9, 1471*, 1474, 1480. •* No. 817, vie assatlus. 

' No. 1327. » Nos. 1039*, 1174, 1276*, 1401, 1413. 

' Nos. 489*, 677. « No. 1276*. " Nos. 1740-1. 

'" No. 1401. " Nos. 1276*, 1427, 1471*, 1474, 1480*, 1482*. 

'= Nos. 489*, 797*, 999, 1039*, 1276*, 1411*, 1482*, 1888. 

'' Nos. 1204-5, 1427*, 1472, 1474, 1480*. " No. 1276*. 

'^ No. 1645. 

" Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. i. 170. The charter, if any, is no longer extant, but the early claim of customs is good 
evidence. " No. 1444. 

'» Nos. 1491, 1586. 

'» Nos. 510, 733*, 1276*, 1401, 1473, 1499, 1654, 1882. It seems possible that scutage was introduced for 
the benefit of religious houses. A writ of 1 103 (No. 650) empowering the Abbot of Ramsey to regulate the 
services of his vavassors to the best advantage suggests that the subdivision of knights' fees and the sub- 
stitution of a money payment for personal service was already begun. The necessity of maintaining a number 
of idle knights was a heavy burden on a religious house (see Round, Feudal Aids, 300). The charters give 
no information about the payment of scutage by lay lords, though that is no proof that it did not occur. 

^° Nos. 510, 942, 1316*. " No. 1867. 

" Nos. 628, 823, &e. " Nos. 1670, 1925, &c. " Nos. 91 1, 249. 

'' Nos. 797*, 1039*, 1427*, 1471*, 1474, 1480*. 

"■" Nos. 733*, 797*, 1039*, 1103, 1427, 1471*. 

" Nos. 489*, 768*, 797*, 1039*, 1240, 1247*, 1316*, 1480*, 1489. 

" Nos. 735, 1276*. 2" No. 1474. 

="> Nos. 733*, 797*, 1276*, 1474, 1485*. 

" Nos. 797*, 1334, 1427*, 1448*, 1474, 1485*. 

'^ Nos. 999, 1039*, 1394, 1474*, 1785, 1804. A conviction of concealment of treasure-trove is recorded 
in No. 1129. 

" Nos. 516, 842, 954, 1135, 1530. 



xxiv INTRODUCTION 

Markets and Fairs 

Grants of markets and fairs are fairly common, though some of them are merely con- 
firmations or extensions of existing rights. The markets mentioned were at Abingdon,' 
Battle," Binham,^ Bury St. Edmunds,"* Downham Market,^ Dunstable," Eye,' Greenwich,* 
Hadstock,^ Kingsclere,'" King's Lynn," London (Smithfield),'- Mailing,!^ Montacute,'* 
Norton (near Stockton-on-Tees),!^ Romsey,'" Saint Neot's,'' Salisbury,'* Tavistock,'^ the Isle 
of Thanet,2» and Yaxley." 

The grants of fairs are not necessarily the origin of the fairs named. Apart from the 
confirmations of existing fairs, such as those of Chichester-- and Hamdon (in Montacute),-' 
and the extensions of those at Beverley,-^ Eye,-^ Malmesbury,-* Norwich,-" Whitby,-* and St. 
Giles's fair at Winchester,^' we find that the fair granted to St. Frideswide's, Oxford,^" had 
previously belonged to Roger Bishop of Salisbury just as that at Waltham Abbey'' had be- 
longed to Queen Matilda. Indeed a grant to Chertsey'- alludes to existing fairs as the pro- 
perty of the King or any of his barons. Among those which may possibly be ascribed to 
Henry I are Battle,^' Bath,'^ Belvoir,''^ Binham,'" Bury St. Edmunds,'" Canterbury,'* Chertsey,'' 
Elstow,-*" Ely,-" Glastonbury,^- Hadstock,-" Hereford,-" King's Lynn,^^ Lenton,^« Newark,-*' 
Nostell,-** Reading,-*' Ripon,5» Rochester," Romsey,^^ ^t. Albans,^' St. Ives,«-* St. Neots.^^ 
Selsey,^^ and Tavistock.^^ The Bishop of Lincoln was given the tolls of the four annual fairs 
already existing at Stow (Lincs.).^* And this suggests that both markets and fairs were more 
widely distributed than appears from the surviving charters. 

In Normandy we hear of the removal of the market of Saint-Wandrille to Caudebec;^' 
of Count Robert's grant of a market at Cheux"" to St. Stephen's, Caen; and of the rules as 
to the use of the market of Montebourg.*^' Fairs are mentioned at Cheux and Montebourg, 
at Envermeu,"- Rouen (Saint-Sever),^' Nonancourt,"* Montfarville,*^ Pont-Audemer,'''' and 
Bosgouet.'^' 

Boroughs 
With the exception of the charter to London^* (in or very shortly after 1 1 30) the most 
important are those creating the royal borough of Dunstable,"' and confirming the Arch- 
bishop of York's new borough of Beverley™ and the abbot's borough (probably already 
existing) of Bury St. Edmunds."' Beverley was given the customs of York, but Wilton'^ 
(which, with its dependence of Salisbury," seems to have belonged to Queen Matilda) re- 

' No. 1478. - Nos, 752, 1348. ' No. 830*. 

< No. 1914. ^ Nos. 1411*, 1585. « No. 1827. 

' Nos. 1145, 1436*. « No. 730*. ' No. 1576. 

'» No. 1289. " Nos. 911, 1853. '•' No. 1794*. 

" No. 634. ^* Nos. 735, 1367*. '' No. 925. 

'» No. 802. " No. 1966. '« No. 1199. 

" Nos. 773, 1131, 1274. =" No. 1093. " No. 1664. 

='- No. 810. " No. 735. " No. 1257. 

^^ No. 1436. ^' Nos. 494, 971. " No. 762. 

"^ No. 1335. " Nos. 947, 949, 1070. '" Nos. 1345, 1457. 

'! No. 1690. ^- No. 1768. " No. 1348. 

^* No. 573. '= No. 689. '" No. 830*. 

" No. 1599. '" No. 652. " No. 1768. 

" No. 1828. " No. 1620. •'- No. 1590. 

" No. 1576. " Nos. 1265, 1267. 

*"■ No. 762. -"= No. 1282. -" No. 1773. 

*' No. 1207. •" No. 1864. " No. 1633. 

" Nos. 868, 1867. " No. 802. " No. 690. 

" Nos. 953, 1585, 1916. " No. 1371. " No. 1769. 

" No. 1131. ^' No. 864. " Nos. 1697, 1971. 

•"No. 621. " Nos. 825, 1949. ^- Nos. 1086, 1577. 

" No. 1290. " No. 1356. '' No. 1708. 

" No. 1918. " No. 1959. 

"' No. 1645. " No. 1827. "> Nos. 1 137, 1332. 

" No. 644. " No. 1275. " Nos. 1199, 1716. 



JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS xxv 

ceived those of London and Winchester. There are several exemptions from scot and lot, 
tolls, aids, &c., which have been noted by Ballard in British Borough Charters, 1042-1216, 
and there is an interesting grant to Cambridge^ of toll on goods transported by water to any 
part of Cambridgeshire. Two questions as to local rights in Winchester are also referred 
to the borough court.^ 

Coinage 

Closely connected with the subject of boroughs is that of coinage, since so many of the 
boroughs had moneyers, and the ordinance of Christmas, 1 100, for the reform of the coinage' 
is particularly directed to the burgesses. The evidence of the surviving coins* shows that 
at least forty local mints were at work, including one at Pembroke. That of York, which 
seems to have been the only one in the six northern counties, was under the supervision of 
the archbishop.^ Bury St. Edmunds^ and Reading^ are the only private mints named in the 
charters. The confirmation of the Bury mint* seems to be connected with the coinage reform 
of 1 125. The moneyer of the Abbot of Reading, Edgar by name, is only known to have 
coined in London. The other moneyer mentioned, Wulfric,^ is known to have coined at 
Sudbury. The reference to monetagium in the coronation charter of Henry P" has been 
variously explained." If, as Sir Henry Ellis thought, it was a levy on all boroughs which had 
moneyers, it may have been the same as the cuneus de Romenel,^^ from which the men of 
Dunge Marsh were exempt, and with the entries on the Pipe Roll" pro placito ij. cuneorum 
and de placito monete. In that case the King's promise was not to abolish the tax, but to 
limit it to the boroughs which had paid it in the Confessor's reign. 

The dies were distributed from London, where there is reason to think they were cut. The 
office of Cutter of the Dies was, in all probability, already an hereditary serjeanty in the 
family of Otto the goldsmith. Otto, the Domesday tenant of Hawstead," was probably dead 
in 1098, and was succeeded by his son Otto the younger.^^ He received land in Childerditch 
and Benfleet (in Essex).'^ On his death, near the middle of the reign, his son William suc- 
ceeded him in the lands mentioned, and also at Lisson Green,i' the manor to which the 
serjeanty was afterwards attached. '* 

It is tempting, if perhaps fanciful, to associate the progressive devices to secure payment at 
the Exchequer in standard coin — payment ad scalam,^^ ad pensum, and ' blanch '^^ — with 
the three attempts at coinage reform of 1 100, 1 108, and 1125. But it is difficult to reconcile 
this hypothesis with the surviving writs, which appear to regard ad scalam and 'blanch' as 
synonymous. It should be noticed, however, that both writs relate to a payment by the 
sheriff, and therefore 'blanch' may go back to a date when 6d. in the pound was a sufficient 
allowance for wear, and may not be vahd for the date of the writ. 

In Normandy, where coinage was limited to Rouen and Bayeux, it was still possible to 
give the Abbot of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dive-^ jurisdiction in coinage cases, with the proviso that 
the case should be concluded in one of the mint towns. 

Church Affairs 
The dispute with Rome on the subject of investitures is reflected in the King's letters to 
Pope Paschal 11,^^ and in the letters referring to the missions of William de Warelwast.-^ 

• No. 1729. - Nos. 803, 969. 

' No. 501. * Brooke, Catalogue, i, pp. cl.x-ccli. 

^ No. 518. « Nos. 760, 1430. ' Nos. 1471*-2. 

« No. 1430. » No. 1178. " No. 488. 

" Brooke, Catalogue, pp. Ixix seq. '- No. 1669. 

" Pipe Roll, 31 Hen. I, 40, 146. 

■■* Douglas, Feudal Docs, cxl and Regesia No. 653. 

" No. 543. »« No. 1119. " No. 1524. 

" Book of Fees, i. 11. 

" No. 1493. -" No. 1514. -' No. 905. 

-- Nos. 514, 551. " Nos. 691, 710, 716, 737. 



xxvi INTRODUCTION 

There are also a number of letters from the King to Anselm' which show that differences of 
policy did not interfere with their friendly relations. It will be noticed that, although no 
consecrations of bishops were possible till the close of the investiture dispute in 1 107, the 
chancery very rarely distinguishes between 'elect' and 'bishop'; a negligence which occa- 
sionally adds to the difficulties of dating charters. 

Generally speaking the secular courts had jurisdiction in cases relating to ecclesiastical 
property.- But the line between ecclesiastical and civil jurisdiction cannot have been 
definite; since a question as to the respective rights of the Abbot of Peterborough and the 
Bishop of Lincoln in the parish church of Peterborough^ appears to have been settled in the 
Curia Regis and remitted for formal judgement to the bishop's consistory court. The rule 
as to claims to advowsons appears to have been the same in Normandy as in England. "• 

A charter of the earlier half of the reign'' recognizes the descent of a church from father 
to son; and it is probable that the clerical celibacy enjoined by Lanfranc and Anselm was 
only gradually enforced.* 

Burial rights seem also to have come under the King's cognizance. Thus Roger Bigod's 
gift of his body to Norwich' (as against the claims of Thetford) and the right of the citizens 
of London (as of the king's principal barons)^ to be buried where they will, are protected 
by charters. Among other matters alluded to are Peter's Pence,'' the ' hermits ' of Goathland'" 
and of Savigny,'! the Palm Sunday procession,i-pilgrimage to Jerusalem,"andevenamiracle.i* 

Other Matters 

Historical events mentioned or alluded to include the coronation,!^ (j^g treaty with Flan- 
ders in llOU* (doubtless contracted to meet the impending struggle with Robert), the con- 
firmation of the coronation charter in June or July of the same year,!' ^j^g reconciliation with 
Robert,!** Henry's expedition against Tickhill'^ in 1102, the redemption by Henry of the 
regalia of William the Conqueror which he had left to St. Stephen's, Caen,2° the campaign 
of Tinchebrai,"! and the siege of Arques" (probably both in the same year), the marriages of 
Henry's children, Maud to the emperor Henry V-^ and to Geoffrey of Anjou,-'* William to 
the daughter of Fulk of Anjou ■,-^ and the battle of Bremule-'' in 1119. 

The most important legal points (apart from the coronation charter) are the ordinance 
for the reform of the coinage in 1 100-' and the amendment of the law of wreck.-* In Nor- 
mandy regulations were made for the trial of breakers of the Treuga DeiP There are, how- 
ever, a number of cases in which the familiar forms of action of a later date can be seen to 
be taking shape. For instance, there are a number of confirmations, both in England and 
Normandy of 'final concords' arising from real or fictitious suits in the King's court,^" 
though the earliest instrument known is of 1 1 6 1 ?^ In one case the king confirms an exchange,'^ 
but an instance occurs in Normandy which looks very like a fictitious suit followed by a 
' recovery '.'^ Early forms of the writ of right will also be found.'* Livery of seisin might be 

• Nos. 491, 691-2, 710, 737, 750-1, 757, 788, 904, 910. 

"^ See Bigelow, History of Procedure, 44-46. 

s No. 1911. ■■ No. 1228. ' No. 1043. 

' St. Botulph's, Aldersgate, seems also to have been a proprietary church (No. 1 107). 



' No. 886. 






« No. 1774. 






» No. 805. 


'" Nos. 891,426-7. 






'" No. 1003. 






'■ No. 1070. 


" No. 1653. 








" No. 1129. 






" Nos. 488, 491. 








" No. 515. 






" No. 531. 








!« Nos. 539, 


564. 




" No. 574. 






=» Nos. 601, 


1575. 




=' No. 574. 


" No. 794. 






" No. 956. 






" No. 1548. 


" No. 1150. 






" No. 1212. 






" No. 501. 


'» No. 1920. 






=» No. 1908. 








'" Nos. 626, 875, 889 


, 966-7, 


1210, 1466, 1690, 


1744, 1911. 






" L. F. Salzmann in 


E.H.R. 


XXV. 


708-10. 






" No. 1128. 


" No. 1188. 








'* See Bigelow, Hist, of Procedi 



JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS xxvii 

made by the delivery of a chattel, e.g. three pearmains* or a knife.^ One case, resting only 
on the authority of Orderic,' implies a contradiction of Glanvill's statement that criminal 
proceedings were not taken against living usurers. But the probabihty is that Glanvill's view 
is correct for the reign of Henry I. 

The charters mention the bridges of London,* Durham,^ and Rochester,^ for the former 
of which contributions might be levied as far away as Sussex. A new bridge was built at 
Newark.^ Diversions of the highway were sanctioned at Wymondham^ and at Oxford.' 
The Bishop of Lincoln was also allowed to divert the Foss Way'" at Newark. Salt was sent 
from Droitwich to Abingdon," possibly coming by water from Oxford, as herrings^- no 
doubt did from London. Schools are mentioned at Warwick," Huntingdon," Dunstable,^^ 
and Gloucester," and the terms of the charters granting them seem to imply that they 
already existed in their own right. There are allusions to the building of the castles of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne^' and Rochester^* and to castle-ward services at Durham,^' Ely and 
Norwich.^" Rochester, -i Rockingham,^^ and Windsor.-^ Two charters to Abingdon-'' attest the 
inconvenience caused by the billeting of the royal household,^^ and a charter to St. Peter's, 
Ghent-*^ (probably spurious), speaks of a control over weights and measures exercised by 
the royal almonry. 

The treasury is mentioned as being at Winchester" in connexion with Domesday Book (to 
which there are other references),-' as also are tallies-' and (it seems) the Pipe Rolls.'" A writ 
addressed to Abbot Ernulf of Peterborough'^ provides a new limiting date for the ' Peter- 
borough Survey. ''2 

Something remains to be said about the practice of the chancery. It cannot be supposed 
that long and complicated charters were not based on written petitions or drafts. Warrants 
might, however, be given for simpler writs by word of mouth,'' or by a confidential messenger 
{per . . .).'^ When the King was abroad he might warrant the issue of a writ by the justiciar 
by a breve de ultra mare (as already described), or might issue it under his own seal from 
abroad. A charter of Eustace Count of Boulogne'^ gives the name of the scribe, Simon, who 

' No. 1030. = No. 1319. ' No. 1129. 

« Nos. 1060, 1717. '' No. 1586. « No. 1867. 

' No. 1770. » No. 1310. » No. 1344. 

'" No. 1661. " No. 566. '^ No. 937. 

" No. 1415. " No. 1659. '' No. 1827. 

" No. 1936. " No. 1171. '« No. 1476. 

'» No. 1825. 2° No. 1656. " No. 1606. 

" No. 563. " i^o -725. " Nos. 856, 961. 

»' See also No. 1807. ^^ No. 730*. 

" Nos. 1000, 1500. =» Nos. 976, 1488, 1515, 1887. 

" No. 1490. "> No. 1053. " No. 924. 

" See Round, Feudal England, 157-68. 

=' No. 1610. 

^' The messengers do not seem to be of any special class. Thus we have the Queen (Nos. 568-9), magnates 
such as Geoffrey Ridel (No. 1 161), Otuel FitzCount (Nos. 1 174-6), Reginald de Berkeley (No. 594), Robert 
de Brus (No. 905), and Aubrey de Vera, the chamberlain (No. 929), and a number of chaplains, who may 
be regarded as the chancery staff, John of Bayeux (No. 762), Bernard (No. 698), Humphrey Bigod (No. 
957), Gilbert (No. 762), John of Sees (No. 807), Roger, afterwards chancellor (No. 507), Everard, son of earl 
Roger (Nos. 669, 946), Thurstan, afterwards archbishop of York (No. 681), and William de Warelwast. 
There are Robert de la Haie, seneschal (No. 1951), and William of Glastonbury, treasurer (Nos. 1684, 1969) of 
Normandy ; household officers such as Ared the falconer (Nos. 623, 854, 856), Carbonel the staller (Nos. 704-5), 
William de Houghton, the chamberlain (No. 780), William the almoner (No. 643); sheriffs like William of 
Oxford (No. 527), Walter Huse (No. 695), and Walter of Gloucester (No. 1519); and some without specified 
employment such as W. de la Rochelle (No. 553), William Martel (No. 1822), or Robert Doisnel (No. 584). 
Others seem to have no clear connexion with the household, though they may possibly be interested in the 
subject of the grant, e.g. W. chaplain of Oxford (No. 1380), Payn (?) Basset (No. 528), Ralph Frauncfis] 
(No. 770), Reiner of Carisbrooke (or Cherbourg) (No. 722), Lewin brother of Colgrim (No. 924), Richard de 
la Mare (No. 849), Geoffrey Pecche (No. 699), Thomas de Pont I'Eveque (No. 1952), or William of Calne 
(No. 1612). It will be noticed that very few messengers appear on more than one occasion, and that most 
are in the earlier years of the reign. '^ No. 749. 



xxviii INTRODUCTION 

wrote it; and a notitia of a charter to Andover Priory^ mentions that Waldric the chancellor 
received a palfrey for his pains in drafting it.^ It will be noticed that writs in English' are 
now very rare. Of the five, three are writs confirming the privileges of Canterbury Cathedral 
in the traditional bilingual form. The other two are personal grants to Anselm and Maurice 
Bishop of London, respectively. 

A curious example of the procedure of issuing charters occurs in a charter confirming the 
estates of Norwich Cathedral.'' Here the manor of Eaton, being of royal demesne, has 
been given to the monks by Alan fitz Flaald. The King promises to confirm this gift by 
another charter when Alan next comes to court. This seems to imply either that the monks 
had no charter from Alan, or that the King did not rely on the genuineness of the charter 
which they produced. This caution may have some bearing on the choice of witnesses to 
charters. The long lists of these appended to the more solemn instruments may, as already 
suggested, reflect the membership of the King's court or council at the date of the grants in 
question ; and the conjectural dates assigned to such charters, when undated, rest on that 
assumption. It may, however, be a little doubtful whether a given witness was necessarily 
at the place where the charter purports to have been issued on the actual day of issue. It will 
be noticed that particular witnesses habitually occur in charters with which they have a local 
or family connexion. Thus Nigel de Albini or Robert de Brus will be found attesting 
charters relating to Northumberland or Yorkshire; Geoffrey de Mandeville or Richard de 
Redvers those for Devon or Cornwall, and similar coincidences will be seen in other coun- 
ties. This suggests that, in some cases at all events, the witnesses chosen were not the persons 
casually present at the time of the grant, but such as might subsequently be likely to contest it. 

Charters were sometimes issued in duplicate, as for instance two in favour of Fontevrault.* 
Something of the same sort may be observed in the practice of religious houses which had 
shortened versions of their charters of liberties (whether genuine or not) for production when 
such rights as freedom from toll were claimed.'^ The bilingual charters issued for successive 
archbishops of Canterbury seem to have been in quadruplicate.' This is expressly stated in 
the case of Anselm, and two originals have survived; while three are known for William of 
Corbeil.8 

These bilingual charters have a peculiar method of sealing. The seal is not as usual 
attached at the foot of the document, but is on a tongue protruding from the left-hand 
margin. This suggests that the seal was so placed in order to validate both English and 
Latin versions. It does, however, occur in charters where there is only one version.^ 

Some changes will be observed in the forms of instruments issuing from the chancery. 
The diploma form, appropriate to solemn grants of land or privileges and subscribed with 
the signa of the King and the other witnesses,"' becomes infrequent towards the end of the 
reign, and is replaced mainly by notifications addressed generally, to which the witnesses 
do not append their signa. The form of address also varies. In the earlier precepts and 
notifications the bishop, and sheriff, or bishop, justiciar, and sheriff, of the county concerned, 
were addressed, even when the charter, like the ordinance about coinage,'^ was of general 
application. Later on more charters were addressed generally, or if purely local, to the sheriff 
alone. Precepts might, of course, be addressed to individuals as well. 

1 No. 687. 

' As Roger of Salisbury did that for Bath (No. 544). 

' Nos. 506, 532, 840, 1055, 1388. 

' No. 762. 

'■ Nos. 1580, 1687. 

' Cf. C. Johnson, 'Some Charters of Henry I', in Historical Essays in Honour of James Tail, 137-42. 

■ No. 840. * No. 1388. 

• e.g. No. 1048. 

'° A list of such charters is appended. 
" No. 501. 



JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHARTERS xxix 

Seals 
Four seals of Henry I can be distinguished. The first and second, of which examples are 
few, were used before the conquest of Normandy in 1 106. The third, of which there are 
rather more, may have been used as early as 1103-4,i and probably as late as 1109.- The 
fourth, which has on its reverse dux Normannoruni, may have been in use from 1106 to 
the end of the reign. If so, the third and fourth, like the first and second, must have been 
used concurrently. If we may trust the Dialogus de Scaccario, and if the Exchequer of Henry 
II exactly imitated the practice of that of Henry I, we may believe that the chancery and the 
Exchequer had each its own seal. But although the first and second might pass as duplicates, 
the third and fourth could not possibly do so. 

ITINERARY OF HENRY I 

A detailed itinerary of Henry I appeared in the English Historical Review for 1919 (vol. 
xxxiv, pp. 303-82, 505-79). It was also issued separately, with an index, by its author, the 
late William Farrer. From it (and from the calendar) we have prepared a skeleton consisting 
only of those dates which are attested by chroniclers or by dated charters. Other dates are 
more or less conjectural, and are printed in brackets ( [ ]). Farrer's serial numbers are added 



on which we have differed from his dating. 


(, c(ii\a 1 


llUlVUilS.' \,ll^ \f\J 


..pu,CL.,^»jr ..^■w v^vv^o^v^ii.. 


1100. 2-3 Aug. 


Winchester. 


1104 


25 Dec. 


Windsor. 


4 Aug. 


London. 


1105 


13 Feb. 


Romsey. 


5 Aug. 


Westminster (coronation). 




2-8 Apr. 


Barfleur. 


14 Sept. 


Westminster (No. 492). 




8-9 Apr. 


Carentan. 


29 Sept. 


Salisbury (No. 494). 




13 Apr. 


Bayeux. 


c. Oct. 


Marlborough (No. 497). 






Caen. 


1 Nov. 


Faritius appointed to 






Falaise. 




Abingdon (No. 498). 




28 May-3 Jun« 


. Cintheaux. 


1 1 Nov. 


Westminster (marriage). 




22 July 


Laigle. 


2 Dec. 


Newnham-on-Severn (No. 




Aug. 


(Return to England.) 




500). 




29 Aug. 


St. Albans (No. 689). 


25 Dec. 


Westminster. 




c. Oct. 


Pontefract (No. 710). 


1101. 10 Mar. 


Dover (No. 515). 




[18 Oct. 


Cornbury (No. 699).] 


12 Mar. 


Rochester (No. 516). 




25 Dec. 


Westminster. 


21 Apr. 


Winchester. 


1106 


1-7 Feb. 


Northampton. 


9 June 


St. Albans. 




25 Mar. 


Bath. 


24 June 


Pevensey. 




23 Apr. 


Tonbridge. 


31 July 


Winchester (No. 534). 




13 May 


Salisbury. 


3 Sept. 


Windsor (No. 542). 




a. 1 Aug. 


Normandy. 


c. Oct. 


Winchester. 




15 Aug. 


Bee. 


25 Dec. 


Westminster. 




Aug.-Sept. 


Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives. 


1102. 8 Feb. 


Westbury (No. 564). 




28 Sept. 


Tinchebrai. 


6 Apr. 


Winchester. 




Oct. 


Falaise. 


25 May. 


Westminster. 






Rouen. 


c. June 


Arundel. 




c. 15 Oct. 


Lisieux. 


c. July 


Bridgenorth. 




7 Nov. 


Rouen (No. 790). 


c. July-Aug. 


Blyth (Notts.) 




30 Nov. 


Rouen (No. 791). 




Tickhill. 


1107. 


Jan. 


Falaise. 


29 Sept. 


Westminster. 




Mar. 


Lisieux. 


25 Dec. 


Westminster. 




Mar.-Apr. 


(Return to England.) 


1103. 13 Jan. 


Salisbury (No. 626). 




14 Apr. 


Windsor. 


c. S Mar. 


Canterbury. 




2 June 


Westminster. 


29 Mar. 


Winchester. 




1 Aug. 


London. 


[17 May 


Windsor (No. 648).] 




25 Dec. 


Westminster. 


[24 May 


Windsor (No. 650).] 


1108. 


5 Apr. 


Winchester. 


25 Dec. 


Westminster. 




24 May 


London. 


1104. 17 Apr. 


Winchester. 




July 


near Portsmouth (crossing to 


5 June 


Westminster. 






France). 


4 Aug.-f. Dec. 


Normandy. 




25 Dec. 


Normandy. 


' No. 666. 




^ No. 


925. 





XXX 



INTRODUCTION 



1109. 


Mar. 


Gisors. 

Neaufles. 


1119. 


Glos-la-Ferri6re. 
Lyre. 




25 Apr. 


Normandy. 




Rouen. 




31 May-2 June (Return to England.) 


Oct. 


£vreux. 




13 June 


Westminster. 




Vieux-Rouen. 




17 Oct. 


Nottingham. 


20-27 Nov. 


Gisors. 




25 Dec. 


Westminster. 


25 Dec. 


Bayeux(No. 1212). 


1110. 


10 Apr. 


Marlborough. 


1120. 3 Mar.-17 Apr 


Arganchy. 




17 May 


Dover. 


30 May 


Vernon (?). 




29 May 


New Windsor. 


Oct. 


Gisors. 




5 July 


Stamford. 


21 Nov. 


Barfleur. 




25 Dec. 


(No ceremony.) 


25 Nov. 


Barfleur ( crossing to England. 


nil. 


2 Apr. 


(No ceremony.) 




The H'hite Ship). 




21 May 


(No ceremony.) 


25 Dec. 


Brampton. 




8 Aug. 


Bishop's Waltham. 


1121. 6 Jan. 


London. 




Aug. 


(Crossing to Normandy.) 


7 Jan. 


Westminster (No. 1241). 




[13 Aug. 


Portsmouth (No. 991).] 


29-30 Jan. 


Windsor. 


1112. 


4 Nov. 


Bonneville-sur-Touques. 


Feb. 


Winchester. 


1113. 


2-3 Feb. 


Saint-£vroult-en-Ouche. 


13 Mar. 


Abingdon. 




23-29 Mar. 


Ormeteau-Ferre (near 


10 Apr. 


Berkeley. 






Gisors). 


Apr.-May 


Winchester (No. 1280). 




1-3 May 


Belleme. 


29 May 


Westminster. 




25 May 


Normandy. 


June 


(Welsh campaign.) 




July 


(Return to England.) 


25 Dec. 


Norwich. 




25 Dec. 


Windsor. 


1122. 26 Mar. 


Northampton. 


1114. 


29 Mar. 


(No ceremony.) 


14-15 May 


Windsor. 




26 Apr. 


Windsor (Council). 


16-20 May 


Westminster. 




May-June 


(Welsh campaign.) 


21 May 


Into Kent. 




15 Aug. 


Winchester. 


Oct. 


York. 




13 Sept. 


Westbourne (No. 1070). 




Durham. 




15 Sept. 


Westbourne. 


25 Dec. 


Dunstable. 




21 Sept. 


Rowner. 


1123. 1 Jan. 


Berkhamstead. 




21 Sept. 


Portsmouth (crossing to 


10 Jan. 


Woodstock. 






Normandy). 


2-A Feb. 


Gloucester. 




25 Dec. 


Normandy. 


25 Mar. 


Woodstock. 


1115 


July 


(Return to England.) 


15 Apr. 


Winchester. 




16-19 Sept. 


Westminster. 


3-10 June 


Portsmouth. 




25-8 Dec. 


St. Albans. 


1 1 June 


(Crossing to Normandy.) 


1116 


[2 Feb. 


Windsor] (No. 1124).] 


Oct. 


Rouen. 




19 Mar. 


Salisbury. 


Oct.-Nov. 


Pont-Audemer. 




2 Apr. 


Odiham. 


1124. 25 Mar. 


Caen. 




Apr. 


(Crossing to Normandy.) 


p. 6 Apr. 


Rouen. 




8 Sept. 


Rouen. 


15-16 Apr. 


Bee. 


1117 


June-July 


Rouen. 


Apr. 


Brionne. 


1118 


Feb. 


Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. 


18 May 


Rouen. 




July-Aug. 


Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. 


1125. 


Normandy. 




23-31 July 


Alengon. 


1126. 23 Mar. 


Sees. 




7-8 Sept. 


Laigle. 


Mar. 


Rouen. 




Sept. 


Li vet. 


1 1 Sept. 


[Dieppe] (return to England.) 






Rouen. 


25 Dec. 


Windsor. 






Neubourg. 


30 Dec. 


London. 






Arques. 


1127. Jan. 


Winchester. 






Bures. 


16 Feb.-9 Apr 


Woodstock. 




7 Oct. 


Rouen (No. 1182). 


9-11 May. 


London. 




Oct.-Nov. 


Near £vreux. 


13-16 May 


Westminster. 






Laigle. 


22 May 


Winchester. 




Dec. 


Near Alen?on. 


Aug. 


Eling. 


1119 


16-22 Feb. 


Breteuil. 
Falaise. 


26 Aug. 


[Portsmouth] (crossing to 
Normandy). 




Feb.-Mar. 


Noyon (Eure). 


1128. Nov. 


Rouen (No. 1553). 




p. 17 May 


La-Ferte-Fresnel. 


1129. 2 June 


Falaise (No. 1570). 




June 


Lisieux. 


15 July 


[Portsmouth] (return to Eng- 




July 


Pont-Saint-Pierre. 




land). 






£vreux. 


1129. Oct. 


Winchester. 




20 Aug. 


Noyon (battle of La- 


25 Dec. 


Winchester. 






Bremule). 


1130. 30 Mar. 


Woodstock. 




17-24 Sept. 


Breteuil. 


4 May. 


Canterbury. 



ITINERARY OF HENRY I 



XXXI 



1130. 8 May 


Rochester. 




1132. 29 Apr. London. 






18 May 


Arundel. 




25 Dec. V^indsor. 






Aug.-Sept. 


(Crossing to Normandy.) 


1133. 8 Feb. London. 






8 Sept. 


Bee. 




26 Mar. Oxford. 






1 1 Sept. 


Rouen. 




30 Apr.-3 May Winchester. 






1131. 13 Jan. 


Chartres (No. 1687) 




[July Fareham.] 






5 Feb, 


Rouen. 




[July Westbourne.] 






[10] May 


Rouen (No. 1691). 




2 Aug. (Crossing to 


Normandy.) 


July-Aug. 


Arques. 




1134. Sep. Verneuil. 






p. 1 Aug. 


Dieppe (return to England). 


Aug.-Oct. Sees. 






8 Sept. 


Northampton. 




Alenfon. 






25 Dec. 


Dunstable. 




Argentan. 






1132. 10 Apr. 


Woodstock. 




1135. 25 Nov.-l Dec. Lyons-la-Foret.' (Death.) 


SOURCES OF 


ORIGINAL OR 


QUASI- 


■ORIGINAL CHARTERS OF J 


HENRY I 


(Spurious charters are 


marked with an asterisk, doubtful with ".) 






London: 




Reg. No. 


London: 




Reg. No. 


British Museum 






Public Record Office 14251 




866 


Add. ch. 19571 




1474° 


Ancient Deeds, A. 14399 




1262 


19572 




1655 


14406 




953 


19575 




1471* 


14888 




1785 


28313 




1518 


15397 




1840 


33250 




967 


15490 




1360° 


33629 




1632 


AA. 461 




1017 


33640 




1411* 


AS. 316 




1739° 


33641 




579° 


317 




1316* 


33642 




650 


B. 8917 




529 


33643 




1585 


Diplomatic Documents (Exch.) 


1 


941 


57166 




1317 




2 


515 


66839 




1896 


Royal Charters (Dchy. of Lane.) 


2 


998 


Campbell ch. XVI 


. 13 


1394 




3 


1256 


XX 


.6 


1388 




4 


1622 


XXIX. 5 


840 




5 


1395 


Cotton ch. II. 2 




1158* 




6 


1280 


4 




1854 




7 


1723 


6 




747 




8 


1653 


VU. 1 




840 




10 


1760 


2 




1493 


St. Paul's Cath. A. 59. 6 




1531 


8 




489* 


7 




605 


X. 8 




1048 


Westminster Abbey 






XI. 60 




1268 


Charters, xxviii (11) 




1838 


XVI. 33 


1552 


xxix (2) 




667 


Cotton MSS. Aug 


. II. 56 


1811* 


xxxi 




1247 


Nero, C. Ill, f. 187 


1804° 


xxxii (15) 




1882 


Vesp. F. Ill, IB 


510 


Muniments, 3587 




1174° 


Harleian ch. 43. C 


. 11 


919° 


Belvoir Castle 








12 


1060 


Royal Grants, 438 




689 


III.E 


.46 


1243 


Beverley Town Records 








47 


1868 


Ch. of Abp. Thurstan 




1332 


Lansdowne ch. 193 


1756 


Cambridge 






Stowe ch. 43 




1388 


FitzWilliam Museum 






Lambeth Palace 






Ch. to Ran. de Merlay 




1848* 


Cart. Misc. x. 109 




1388 


Canterbury, Chapter Library A. 63 




1704 


xi. I 




840 


64 




1703 


Public Record Office 






C. 7 




1055 


Ancient Deeds, A 


231 


1514 


9 




1055 




461 


1017 


Durham Cath. Treasury 








6286 


1529 


ii^ i"" Reg. 1 




778* 




6682 


1786 


3 




1109 




6687 


915 


4 




1574 




7575 


1099° 


5 




918° 



' Apud Sanctum Dionysium in silva Leonum (Hen. Hunt., p. 254), wrongly identified by Thomas Arnold as 
Saint- Denis-Ie-Ferment. He has misled both Sir James Ramsay (Foundations of England, ii. 317) and the 
compiler of Joanne's guide to Normandy. Dr. A. L. Poole quotes the identification without comment 
{Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 129 n. 3). 



983.1 



XXXll 



INTRODUCTION 



Durham Cath. Treasury: 

ija jae Rgg. 



iii'' i"'' Reg. 

ja jjae Rgg 

ii" i^« Pontif. (G. 1) 
\=- iii»"Ebor. (N. 1) 
Misc. Chart. 1478 
Ely Cath. Charters 



6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

14 

17 

6 

8 

11 

13 



767 

660 

768* 

1705 

1604 

503 

1586 

504 

505° 

502 

925 

1355 

1564 

1108 

1563 

684 

1656 

1421 

1049 

1501 

1500 

1485 

1243° 



2 
3 
4 
4b 
5 
6 
Gloucester Cath. 

Deeds and Seals VII. 2 
Hereford Cath. 

Appt. of bp. Richard (1121) 
Hornby Chapel Library 

Foundation of Guisborough Priory 
(£.r.C. 671) 1582° 

Lincoln Cath. Treasury A.I 1 1746 

3 1911 

4 1254 

5 531 
Longleat (Marq. of Bath) 

Glastonbury Abbey to be quit of shires 

and hundreds 895 

Manchester, Rylands Library 

Hatton Wood MSS. 707 1044 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

Soc. of Antiquaries, Ravensworth Deeds 2 1 603 
Oxford 

Bodleian Library 

Bodley ch., Berks. 1 1122 

Yorks. 132* 1730 

Christ Church 
Oseney deeds ii, 6a 1 468 

B 1470 

10a 1726 

New College 
Tackley deeds 17. A 797* 

23 1480* 

Rochester Cath. 

Confirmation by Henry I 1867 

Scarborough Museum 

Charter for Ralph de Merlai 1849* 

Wilton Borough archives 

Charter of Henry I 1275 

Winchester College 
And well 6 1875 

Bradford Peverel 1 1187 

Winchester 

Hants County Record Oflfice 1787* 

Worcester, Shire Hall 
Madresfield Court MSS. 

Charter to Malvern 1490 

York Minster 

Bdle. 9, No. 3 (now lost) 838 



Paris, 

Archives Nationales 

Cartons de Rois, K. 21, 1* 
K. 22, 5'' 

5^ 



Bibliothfeque Nationale 
Coll. de Bourg., Ixxix. 180 
Ixxx. 212 
213 



217 



MS. lat. 9211.2 

9221. 6 

7 



646 
1292 
1667 
1912 
1973 

920 
1713 
1721 
1691 
1892 
1229 
1931 



Angers, Arch. dep. Maine-et-Loire 

Fontevrault (C.D.F. 1053) 1580 

(C.D.F. 1460) 1687 

Caen, Arch. dep. Calvados 

Bayeux (House of Conan) 1894 
Caen, S. Etienne 

Cheux (C.D.F. 451) 621 

Cheux (confirmation) 1927 

Empliones Eudonis 1702° 

Falaise (C.D.F. 609) 1742 

(C.D.F. 610) 1764 

Plessis-Grimoult (C.D.F. 539) 1591 
Ste-Barbe-en-Auge 

(gifts of Odo Stigand) 1559 

(C.D.F. 569) 1587 
S. Pierre-sur-Dive (Conf. by ctess. of Mor- 

tain) 1569 
Troam 

Marais, liasse 2. 77 bis 1200 

1570 

(C.D.F. 478) 1020 

Villers-Canivet 1919 



Alengon, Arch. dep. Orne 

H. 2159 (C.D.F. 1192) 1548 



Rouen, Arch. dep. Seine-Inf. 

Bonne-Nouvelle, box D 1290° 

(C.D.F. 262) 1964 

Fecamp, (P. de Braose) 626 

box A (Aisier) 1216 

(Laleham) 1562 

(C.D.F. 123) 1690 

(C.D.F. 124) 1562 

Fontevrault, G. 4480 (C.D.F. 1459) 1580 

4481 (C.D.F. 1460) 1687 

Jumidqes, H. 1224 (C.D.F. 155) 842° 

Longueville ( C. D. F. 2 1 9) 809 

S. Georges-de-Boscherville (C.D.F. 199) 1100 

Saint-L6, Arch. dep. Manche (destroyed) 

Lessay. H. 4607 (C.D.F. 923) 1441 

(C.D.F. 924) 1442 

Montebourg (C.D.F. 875) 1 1 55 

Savigny (C.D.F. 792) 1015° 





SOURCES 


OF 


CHARTERS OF HENRY I xxxii 

In private hands 


Marquis of Exeter, 


Burghley Ho. 






W. G. Hole, Esq., Bovey Tracy 


(Stenton, Norihants. Ch. II) 




975 


Totnes Priory deeds 2 735i 


I »» »» 


Ilia) 




997 






Wlb) 




1033 


Unknown owner 


( I '„ 


IVa) 




1456 


Charters of S. £tienne, Caen, late of T. 


\ »» »» 


IV6) 




1462 


Stapleton(C.£).f. 1411) 1601 
(C.D.F. 1412) 1600 


Earl of Iveagh 








Charter to Battle Abbey (sold at Sotheby's, 


Ch. to St. Peter's 


,Eye 




1991* 


1 1 Nov. 1946) now B.M. Add. ch. 66839 1896 



MANUSCRIPT SOURCES NOT MENTIONED IN VOLUME I 

The most important manuscript sources not mentioned in Vol. I are: 
Battle Abbey 



Beauchamp Family 
Belvoir Priory 
Binham Priory 
Canterbury See 
Duchy of Lancaster 

Ely Cathedral 

Exeter, St. Nicholas' Priory 

Eye Priory 

Gloucester Cathedral 

Hereford Cathedral 

Hereford, St. Guthlac's Priory 

Holme, St. Benet's Abbey 

Kenilworth Priory 

Lewes Priory 

Llanthony I, Abbey 

London, Holy Trinity, Aldgate 

London, St. Paul's 

Merton Priory 

Montacute Priory 

Normandy 

Northampton, St. Andrew's Priory 
Norwich Cathedral 
Nostell Priory 
Plympton Priory 
Ramsey Abbey 

Reading Abbey 
St. Alban's Abbey 
St. Neot's Priory 
Spalding Priory 
Tavistock Abbey 
Tewkesbury Abbey 
Thetford Priory 
Thorney Abbey 
Waltham Abbey 



(a) Cartulary in the Huntington Library, San Marino, 
Calif. 

(b) Lincoln's Inn, Hale MS. 87. 
B.M. Add. MS. 28024. 
Belvoir Castle Muniments. 
Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIU. 
Lambeth MS. 1212. 

'Great Cowchers' and Miscellanea in the Public Record 

Office. 
Original charters in Chapter muniments. 
Cotton MS. Vitellius D. DC. 
B.M. Add. MS. 8177. 
Cartularies: Froucester's Register at the Cathedral, and 

another in Public Record Office. 
Bishops' Registers. 
Balliol Coll. Oxford (Cartulary). 
Cotton MS. Galba E. II. 
Had. MS. 3650. 

Ancient Deeds A at Public Record Office. 
Cartulary at Public Record Office. 
Cartulary in Hunterian Library, Glasgow. 
Liber Pilosus, &c. 
Cotton MS. Cleopatra C. VII. 
Cartulary at Trinity College, Oxford. 
Transcripts at Public Record Office by Deville and 

Lechaude d'Anisy. 
B.M. Royal MS. 1 1 B. ix. 
Cartularies in Chapter records. 
Cotton MS. Vespasian E. XIX. 
Bodleian Library MS. James 23. 
Cartularies in Public Record Office and Bodleian Library 

(MS. Rawlinson B. 333). 
B.M. Egerton MS. 3031; Harl. MS. 1708. 
Cotton MSS. Nero D. I; Tiberius E. VI. 
Cotton MS. Faustina A. IV. 
B.M. Add. MS. 35296. 
Cartulary in the Duke of Bedford's MSS. 
Cotton MS. Cleopatra A. VII. 
Cotton MS. Vitellius F. IV. 
Cambridge University Library Add. MS. 3020. 
Cotton MS. Tiberius C. IX. 



CHARTERS ATTESTED BY SIGNA 

492, 497, 510, 533, 544, 547-9, 599, 623, 626, 636, 645-6, 665, 677, 680, 683, 706, 735, 735a, 778*. 
785, 800, 825-6, 828-9, 832, 834-5, 847*, 877, 905, 919-20, 928, 950, 988, 1004, 1012, 1014-15o, 



XXXIV 



INTRODUCTION 



1019-20, 1088a, 1092, 1158*, 1196, 1204, 1241, 1245-6, 1277*, 1301, 1303, 1312, 1347, 1367*, 1391, 
1400, 1422, 1427-8, 1441-2, 1489, 1544-6, 1548, 1569, 1575, 1581-2, 1587-8, 1591, 1600-1, 1691, 
1698, 1701-2, 1811*, 1832, 1874, 1948, 1990*. 

SEALS OF HENRY I 

First. 501-A, 646, 767. 

Second. 505, 660. 

Third. 666, 778*, 840, 849, 915, 918, 920, 925, 1158*, 1585. 

Fourth. 768*, 997, 1033, 1060, 1174, 1187, 1247, 1268, 1316*, 1355, 1388, 1462, 1603, 1655, 1705, 

1723, 1785, 1868. 
Fragmentary or undescribed. 667, 866, 1015, 1083*, 1367*, 1470, 1480*, 1582, 1588, 1764, 1778, 

1786, 1838, 1881*, 1960. 
Seals of Queen Matilda. 1 108, 1 143. 
Seal of William, count of Ponthieu. 1570. 

KEY TO CHARTERS IN 

farrer's itinerary of henry I 



Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


1 


488 


41 


550 


85 


679 


123 


694 


164 


630 


2 


489* 


42 


571 


86 


664 


124 


695 


165 


754 


3 


490 


42a 


732 


87 


527 


125 


699 


166 


757 


3a 


491 


43 


765 


88 


662 


126 


700 




796 


4 


492 


44 


588 


89 


817 


127 


701 


167 


799 


5 


494 


46 


583 


90 


818 


128 


702 


167 a 


792 


6 


497 


47 


579 


91 


672 


129 


703 


168 


791 


7 


510 


48 


528 


92 


kll 


130 


704-5 


169 


810 


8 


498 


49 


658 


93 


650 


130a 


716 


170 


847* 


9 


499 


50 


653 


94 


903 


131 


706 


171 


779 


10 


524 


51 


618 


95 


746 


132 


707 


172 


844 


11 


512 


52 


604 


96 


747 


133 


698 


173 


883 


12 


500 


53 


614 


97 


728 


134 


724 


174 


813 


13 


594 


54 


901 


98 


729 


135 


654 


175 


816 


14 


505 


55 


870 


99 


708 


136 


718 


176 


648 


15 


502 


56 


607 


100 


536 


137 


717 


177 


913 


16 


504 


57 


613 


101 


538 


138 


598 


178 


624 


17 


521 


58 


644 


102 


674 


139 


771 


179 


631 


18 


523 


59 


626 


103 


676 


140 


771 


180 


889 


19 


557* 


60 


646 


104 


675 


141 


746 


181 


821 


20 


515 


61 


495 


105 


794 


142 


768* 


182 


572 


21 


516 


62 


666 


105a 


795 


142a 


737 


183 


822 


22 


517 


63 


667 


106 


807 


143 


577 


184 


820 


23 


868 


64 


668 


107 


808 


144 


736 


185 


829 


23c 


731 


65 


668 


108 


681 


145 


738 


186 


823 


24 


531 


66 


769 


109 


774 


146 


587 


187 


590 


24a 


536 


67 


635 


no 


800 


147 


743 


188 


1046 


24b 


538 


68 


634 


111 


780 


148 


744 


189 


1043 


25 


547 


69 


636 


112 


777 


149 


742 


190 


852 


26 


548 


70 


637 


113 


682 


150 


1120 


191 


851 


27 


549 


71 


864 


114 


683 


151 


772 


192 


825 


28 


544 


72 


781 


115 


684 


152 


786 


193 


826 


29 


599 


73 


722 


116 


758 


153 


661 


194 


830* 


30 


537 


74 


621 


117 


688 


154 


785 


195 


828 


31 


592 


75 


573 


118 


784 


155 


759 


196 


833 


32 


552 


76 


950 


119 


730* 


156 


760 


197 


832 


33 


568 


77 


720 


120 


689 


157 


761 


198 


652 


34 


775 


78 


655 


121 


690 


158 


862 


199 


834 


35 


553 


79 


656 


12lA 


692 


159 


863 


200 


850 


36 


564 


80 


687 


12lB 


710 


160 


900 


201 


559 


37 


637 


81 


861 


121c 


714 




750 


202 


873 


38 


538 


82 


543 


12lD 


715 


161 


748 


203 


1114 


39 


567 


83 


669 


12lE 


709 


162 


751 


204 


600 


40 


565 


84 


671 


122 


693 


163 


938 


205 


839 



KEY TO CHARTERS IN FARRER 



XXXV 



Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


206-7 


831 


269 


1011 


329 


576 


393 


1211 


459 


1343 


208 


518 


270 


1169 


330 


1053 


394 


1212 


460 


1435 


209 


874 


271 


584 


331 


1054 


395 


1236 


461 


1321 


210 


639 


272 


955 


332 


1133 


396 


1231 


462 


1312 


211 


878 


273 


958 


333 


1116 


397 


1230 


463 


1255/! 


212 


882 


274 


959 


334 


1070 


398 


1352 


464 


1254 


213 


885 


275 


1083* 


335 


1062 


399 


1224 


465 


846 


214 


880 


276 


1082 


336 


1068 


400 


1223 


466 


1255 


215 


936 


111 


893 


337 


1063 


401 


1232 


467 


1257 


216 


967 


278 


1165 


338 


1060 


402 


1207 


468 


1150 


217 


966 


279 


1112 


339 


1056 


403 


1237 


469 


1360 


218 


1139 


280 


972 


340 


992 


404 


1186 


470 


1377 


219 


996 


281 


980 


341 


1012 


405 


1447 


471 


1093 


220 


580 


282 


596 


342 


1207 


406 


1233 


472 


1884 


221 


934 


283 


595 


343 


1074 


407 


1243 


473 


1383 


??? 


1081 


284 


696 


344 


1235 


408 


1242 


474 


1372 


223 


899 


285 


998 


345 


1087 


409 


1247 


475 


1331 


224 


905 


286 


973/; 


346 


1124 


410 


1249 


476 


1337 


225 


809 


287 


981 


347 


1091 


411 


1250-1 


477 


1338 


226 


912 


288 


982 


348 


1178 


412 


1252 


478 


1334 


226a 


789 


289 


983 


349 


812 


413 


1305 


479 


1336 


226b 


910 


290 


1355 


350 


1517 


414 


1259 


480 


932 


227 


911 


290a 


940 


351 


1148 


415 


1262 


481 


1333 




916 


291 


987 


352 


1094 


416 


1382 


482 


1326 


227a 


915 


292 


988 


353 


1134 


417 


1261 


483 


1361 


228 


892 


293 


1002 


353a 


1096* 


418 


824 


484 


1328 


229 


897 


293a 


1200 


354 


1097 


419 


1265 


485 


1330 


230 


919 


293b 


1004 


355 


1099 


420 


1267 


486 


1339 


231 


918 


294 


1015 


356 


1128 


421 


1272 


487 


1384 


232 


920 


295 


1018 


357 


1154 


422 


1271 


488 


1386 


233 


922 


295a 


1003 


358 


1089 


423 


1280 


489 


660 


234 


711 


296 


971 


359 


1161 


424 


1290 


490 


1393 


235 


926 


297 


1019;; 


360 


1376 


425 


1289 


491 


1391 


237 


925 


297a 


1013 


361 


1102 


426 


1285 


492 


1415 


238 


1079 


298 


1019 


362 


1057 


427 


1286 


493 


1399 


239 


935 


299 


1022 


363 


1158* 


428 


1282 


494 


1389 


240 


995 


300 


1021 


364 


1027 


429 


1291 


495 


1400 


241 


877 


301 


1014 


365 


1132 


430 


1363 


496 


1401 


242 


875 


302 


1151 


366 


1136* 


431 


1130 


497 


1395 


243 


762 


303 


811 


367 


1092 


432 


1104 


498 


1493 


244 


1030 


304 


957 


368 


1273 


433 


1294 


499 


1238 


245 


977 


305 


1174 


369 


1276* 


434 


1307 


500 


1396 


246 


928 


306 


1176 


370 


1129 


435 


1874 


501 


1398 


247 


970 


307 


1175 


371 


1131 


436 


1296 


502 


1418 


248 


615 


308 


1118 


372 


1064 


437 


1295 


503 


1904 


249 


616 


309 


1031 


373 


1066 


438 


1297 


504 


1422 


250 


956 


310 


990 


374 


1067 


439 


1245 


505 


1914 


251 


1268 


311 


1409 


375 


1152 


440 


1299 


506 


1569 


252 


939 


312 


1179 


376 


1180 


441 


1201« 


507 


1553 


253 


937 


313 


1127 


377 


1095 


442 


1292 


508 


1705 


254 


753 


314 


979 


378 


1198 


443 


1301 


509 


1952 


255 


723 


315 


898 


379 


1187 


444 


1535 


510 


1683 


256 


529 


3I5a 


593 


380 


1182 


445 


1303 


511 


1426 


256a 


963 


316 


973 


381 


1183 


446 


1373 


512 


1427 


257 


941 


317 


1311 


382 


1184 


447 


1370 


513 


1428 


258 


943 


318 


974 


383 


1217 


448 


1455 


514 


1444 


259 


964 


319 


1034 


384 


1216 


449 


1453 


515 


1446 


259a 


965 


320 


1039* 


384 a 


1201 


450 


1300 


516 


1585 


260 


945 


321 


727 


385 


1189 


451 


1313 


517 


1889 


261 


944 


322 


1126 


386 


1191 


452 


1315 


518 


1433 


262 


947 


322a 


1115 


387 


1204 


453 


1316* 


519 


1439 


263 


1162 


323 


1000 


388 


1203 


454 


1317 


520 


1222 


264 


1122 


325 


1048 


389 


1213 


455 


1319 


521 


1425 


265 


950 


326 


1051 


390 


1221 


456 


1304 


522 


1441-2 


266 


951 


327 


1049 


391 


1210 


457 


1350 


523 


1443 


267-8 


953 


328 


1050 


392 


1214 


458 


1617 


524 


1490 



XXXVl 



INTRODUCTION 



Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


Farr. 


Reg. 


525 


1491 


566a 


1024 


604 


1667 


650 


1695 


693 


1654 


526 


1459 


567 


1545 


605 


1648 


651 


1696 


694 


1760 


527 


1458 


568 


1546 


606 


1647 


652 


1697 


695 


1759 


528 


1263 


569 


1595 


607 


1827 


653 


1698 


696 


1791 


529 


1671 


570 


1594* 


608 


1726 


654 


1711 


696a 


1792 


530 


1467 


571 


1593 


609 


1652 


655 


1715 


697 


1764 


531 


1465 


572 


1600-1 


610 


1839 


656 


1716 


698 


1777 


532 


1523 


573 


1430 


611 


1853 


657 


1713 


699 


1768 


533 


1477 


574 


1550 


612 


1655 


658 


1714 


700 


1774 


533a 


1480* 


575 


1551 


613 


1641 


659 


1666 


701 


1770 


534 


1475 


576 


1590 


614 


1642 


660 


1736 


702 


1771 


535 


1474 


577 


1592 


615 


1451 


661 


1719 


703 


1769 


536 


1410 


578 


1552 


616 


1728 


662 


1830 


704 


1782* 


537 


1623 


579 


1556 


617 


1275 


663 


1727 


705 


1710 


538 


1536 


580 


1557 


618 


1684 


664 


1721 


706 


1790 


539 


1650 


581 


1420 


619 


1682 


664a 


1875 


101 


1787 


540 


1866* 


582 


1941 


620 


1700 


665 


1660 


708 


1784 


541 


1527 


583 


1949 


621 


1709 


666 


1879 


709 


1783 


54lA 


1035 


584 


1591 


62lA 


1707 


667 


1734 


710 


1786 


542 


1485 


585 


1554 


622 


1689 


668 


1733 


711 


1779 


543 


1489 


586 


1580 


623 


1690 


669 


1609 


712 


1780 


544 


563 


587 


1581 


624 


1711 


670 


1518 


713 


1757 


545 


1614 


588 


1579 


625 


1562 


671 


1645 


714 


1796-7 


546 


1270 


589 


1950 


626 


1680 


672 


1813 


715 


1892 


547 


1392 


590 


1702 


627 


1917 


673 


1608 


716 


1893 


548 


1615 


591 


1577 


628 


1947 


674 


1751 


717 


1899 


549 


1511 


592 


1559 


629 


1953 


675 


1744 


718 


1974 


550 


1366 


593 


1598 


630 


1973 


676 


1743 


719 


1932 


551 


1507 


594 


1586 


631 


1686 


677 


1742 


720 


1902 


552 


1509 


594a 


1570 


632 


1589 


678 


1746 


721 


1911 


553 


1496 


595 


1585 


633 


1946 


679 


1740 


722 


1910 


554 


1497 


595a 


1575 


635 


1687 


680 


1886 


723 


1901 


555 


1499 


595b 


1604 


636 


1983 


681 


1741 


724 


1951 


555a 


1500 


595c 


1835 


638 


1971 


682 


1761 


725 


1963 


556 


1501 


596 


1656 


639 


1688 


683 


1795 


726 


1895 


557 


1495 


597 


1605 


640 


1691 


684 


1854 


727 


1915 


558 


1492 


598 


1813a 


641 


1931 


685 


1739 


728 


1919 


559 


1494 


598a 


1842 


642 


1582 


686 


1891 


729 


1913 


560 


1548 


599 


1668 


643 


1708 


687 


1730 


730 


1934 


561 


1572 


600 


1724 


644 


1701 


688 


1735 


731 


1982 


562 


1914 


601 


1725 


645 


1587 


689 


1810 


732 


1898 


563 


1542 


602 


1720 


646 


1925 


690 


1392 


733 


1909 


564 


1576 


603 


1468 


647 


1921 


691 


1762 


734 


1918 


565 


1547 


603a 


1470 


648 


1693 


692 


1766 


735 


1912 


566 


1544 


603 b 


1836 


649 


1694 











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INTRODUCTION 



INDEX OF GRANTEES AND BENEFICIARIES 



Abbotsbury Abbey, 754. 

Abergavenny, St. Mary's Priory, 800. 

Abingdon Abbey, 498-9, 520-1, 527-8, 550. 553, 
565-7, 576, 613, 615-16, 651, 654, 671, 676, 683, 
693, 695-7, 699-703, 721-2, 724-6, 728, 736, 742, 
758, 789, 812-16, 854-8, 893, 937-8, 952, 956, 
958-9, 961. 970, 972^, 979-84, 1000, 1037, 1089, 
1092, 1110-11, 1128, 1132-3, 1211, 1258-9, 1402, 
1477-8, 1510, 1516, 1612, 1641, 1799, 1800. 

Achard, Robert, 1134. 

Albini, Henrj- de, 1517. 

Albini, William de ( pincerna), 848, 911. 

Andover Priory, 687. 

Andwell Priory, 1875. 

Angers, Abbey of St. Nicholas, 1602. See also 
Spalding. 

Angers, Abbey of SS. Sergius and Bacchus, 735a. 

Angers, Cathedral of St. Maurice, 1204a. 1920a. 

Athelney, Abbey of SS. Peter and Paul, 1426. 

Aumale, Priory of, 1088. 

Aunav (Calvados), Abbey of Holy Trinitv, 1544, 
1747. 

Balta, Richard de. 1758. 

Bamburgh, Odard of See Viscount familv. 

Bardney Abbey, 1087-8, 1895. 

Barking, Abbey of St. Mary, 798, 1242, 1453. 

Barnstaple Priory, 1292, 1667, 1912. 

Barnwell, Canons of, 939. 

Barrington family, 1518. 

Basset family, 1389-90*, 1668. 

Bath, St. Peter's Abbev, 492, 573, 989, 1201, 1302, 
1384. 1519, 1647. 1762-3. 

Bath, See of, 524, 573, 988. 

Battle Abbev, 529-30, 619, 752, 782, 827, 846, 859, 
894,942. 1060-1, 1075, 1135-6*, 1225, 1238, 1313, 
1346, 1348, 1394, 1403^, 1520, 1646, 1649-51, 
1669-70, 1712, 1717-18, 1801-7, 1896. 

Bayeax. St. Mar>' of (Cathedral Church), 1589, 
1897-8. 

Bayeax, See of, 951. 1893-4. 

Beaubec, Abbey of, 1270. 

Beauchamp, family of, 563, 729. 1024-5, 1034-5, 
1062, 1255, 1550. 1674, 1710, 1719, 1808, 1846-7. 

Beaumont-le-Roger (Eure), Priory of, 1693. 1699. 

Beaumont, Robert de. Earl of Leicester, 843, 1607. 

Beauvais, Abbey of Saint-Lucien, 1088. 

Bee, Abbey of St. Mary of, 792, 794, 860, 877, 1004, 
1013-14, 1015a, 1098a, 1186, 1213-14, 1240a, 
1303, 1349, 1419, 1434, 1547, 1693, 1892, 1900-1, 
1921-2, 1966-9. See also Beaumont-Ie-Roger, 
Envermeu, Saint Martin du Bos, St. Neot's, 
Meulan, Montfort, Ogboume. 

Belet (or Bushell) family, 992, 1809. 

Belleme (Orne), Priory of, 1548. 

Belmeis, Richard de (the younger), 1492. 

Belvoir, St. Mary's Priory, 689, 869, 1277*, 1458, 
1495, 1521. 

Berkeley, Roger de, 1496. 

Bermondsey, St. Saviour, Priorv of, 620. 639, 659, 
664-5, 763, 962, 1021, 1350, 1743, 1990*. 

Bernard the scribe, 1363-6, 1584, 1675-7, 1850-2. 

Beverley, St. John's, Canons of, 669, 681, 1112-13, 
1257, 1382, 1454, 1756, 1767. 

Beverley, Town of, 1137, 1332. 



Binham, St. Mary's Priory, 828, 830*, 875, 1304, 

1396, 1455, 1671. 
Blois, Abbey of St. Laumer, 1700. 
Blvth, St. Mary's Priory, 598, 704-5, 1076, 1138, 

1640. 
Blythburgh Priory, 1218-20. 
Boscherville. Abbey of Saint-Georges, 1012, 1099- 

1100, 1440, 1596, 1694. 
Boullers, Baldwin de, 1923. 

Boulogne. Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, 1924. 
Boulogne, St. Wulmar's Priory, 599. 
Breamore (Hants), St. Michael's prior>', 1810. 
Bridlington, St. Marv's Priory, 1031, 1333, 1429, 

1811*. 
Brus, Robert, 648. 
Bruton. St. Mary's Priory, 1925. 
Burstall Priory, 1088. 

Burton, St. Mary's Abbey, 600. 766, 1063, 1073. 
Burwell (Lines.), Priory of, 1652. 
Bury St. Edmunds, Abbey, 51 1, 644. 653, 655-8, 672, 

694, 759-61, 777, 861, 1079, 1139, 1226-7, 1278, 

1321, 1340, 1430, 1443-4, 1551, 1597-9, 1605, 

1613-14, 1642, 1733, 1812-13a, 1913-14. 



Caen, St. Stephen of, 601, 621, 764, 1184, 1188, 
1215, 1341, 1352, 1575, 1593, 1600-1, 1672, 1702, 
1907. 1926-7. 

Caen, Holy Trinity of, 1692, 1928. 

Cambridge, borough of, 1729. 

Canterbury. Christ Church, 840, 1055, 1353, 1388, 
1511, 1522. 1615, 1703, 1736, 1929. 

Canterbury, See of, 532, 756, 1388, 1417, 1475, 
1539, 1606, 1703. 

Canterbury, St. Augustine's Abbev, 652, 670. 717, 
817, 871-3, 878-9, 944, 1077-8, 1093, 1140-2, 
1157, 1189-93, 1283, 1314, 1483, 1497, 1571, 1616, 
1643^, 1704, 1779, 1814. 

Carlisle, Hildred of, 1560. 

Carlisle, St. Mary's Priory, 572, 1431, 1491, 1617. 

Castleacre, St. Mary's Priory, 1194-6, 1815-16. 

Cerisy-la-Foret, Abbey of St. Vigor, 1210, 1233. 

Chamberlain family, 1930. 

Charleval (Noion, Noron) (Eure), Priory of, 1338, 
1572. 

Chartres, Abbey of Saint-Pere, 1228-9. 1931-2. 

Chartres, leper-hospital of Le Grand Beaulieu, 1917. 

Chatteris, St. Mary's Abbey, 1501. 

Chaylot, Gilbert, 1780. 

Chertsey. Abbey of St. Peter, 774, 1435, 1768, 1781, 
1817-18. 

Chichester. Church of, 614, 617, 810, 1354, 1405, 
1424, 1769, 1780. 

Cirencester, St. Mary's Abbey, 1745. 1782*, 1819. 

Citeau.x (Cote-d'Or), Abbey of, 1720, 1820. See also 
Fountains, Rievaulx. 

Clairvaux (Aube), Abbey of, 1820. 

Clare, Robert fitz Richard of, 1222. 

Cluny, Abbey of St. Peter, 646, 682, 763, 834, 920, 
1282, 1618, 1691, 1713, 1721. See also Bermond- 
sey, Thetford, Lewes, Lenton, Montacute, Paris: 
St. Martin-des-Champs. 

Colchester (Essex), St. John's, Abbey of, 519, 552, 
564, 577, 661, 677, 688, 1096*, 1 1 14, 1204-5, 1224, 
1230-1, 1498, 1512-13, 1619, 1822^. 



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Colchester (Essex), St. Botulph's Priory, 568-9, 775, 

862-3, 1734, 1821. 
Colne, St. Andrew's Priory, 981, 1089. 
Conches (Eure), Abbey of Saint-Pierre-de-Chatillon, 

1701. 
Conyers, Roger de, 1825. 
Corbridge family, 1563. 
Comhill family, 1256, 1653. 
Coutances (Manche), St. Mary's Cathedral, 1902. 
Coventry, St. Mary's Abbey, 1052. 
Croyland Abbey, 1039*. 

Dammartin, Aubrey de, 1934. 

Deeping, St. James's Priory, 1665. 

Dover, St. Martin's Priory, 570. 

Dunge Marsh, men of, 1 135. 

Dunstable, St. Peter's Priory, 1826-7. 

Durham, St. Cuthbert of, 502-5, 660, 767-8*, 778*, 

918, 1108-9, 1143, 1355, 1574, 1586, 1604, 1705. 
Durham, See of, 545, 918, 925, 1561. See also 

Flambard. 

Eadmer, elect of St. Andrews, 1232. 

Elstow, St. Mary's Abbey, 1654, 1828-9. 

Elwin, son of Gedegos, 1836. 

Ely. Church of St. Etheldreda, 684-5, 771, 1029, 

1049-50, 1421, 1499-1502, 1620. 
Ely, See of, 919, 930-1. 945, 1048, 1420-1, 1503, 

1542-3, 1576, 1656. 
England (statutes, treaties, or proclamations), 488, 

501, 515, 531, 892, 941, 1476, 1771, 1920. 
Envermeu, Priory of St. Laurence, 794, 1085-6, 1577, 

1696, 1706. 
Eu, Henry, Count of, 1690. 
Eudo dapifer, 519, 552, 564, 661, 688. 
Eudo dapifer, Rohais [of Clare], wife of, 1224. 
Evesham, St. Mary's Abbey, 831. 
£vreux, See of, 1356, 1554-5, 1578, 1673, 1700, 

1830, 1910. 
Exeter, Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 841*, 1391. 
Exeter, St. Nicholas, Priory of, 662, 779, 1 197, 1269, 

1523. 
Eye, St. Peter's Priory, 780, 932-3, 1 144-7, 1406, 

1436*, 1991*. 
Eynsham, St. Mary's Abbey, 708, 928, 1831. 

Falaise, Hospital of St. John Baptist, 1742, 1764. 
Farley (Wilts.), St. Mary Magdalen's Priory, 1599a, 

1832. 
Fecamp, Abbey of Holy Trinity, 626, 790, 950, 1216, 

1562, 1579, 1689-90. 
FitzArnulf, William, 1833. 
FitzJohn, Eustace, 1279, 1722, 1730. 
FitzOtho family, 543, 1119, 1524. 
FitzPain, Robert, 1464. 
FitzWalter, Robert, 987. 
Flambard, Ranulf, Bp. of Durham, 539-41, 545-6, 

560-2, 570, 575, 589-90, 642-3, 709, 918, 925, 993, 

1001, 1124, 1181. 1564. 
Flambard (Ranulf), Richard, nephew of, 1603. 
Fontevrault(Maine-et-Loire),Abbeyof, 1580-1, 1687. 
Forne son of Sigulf, 1357. 
Forne, Ivo, son of, 1639. 
Fountains, St. Mary's Abbey, 1820, 1834. 
Furness (Lanes.), St. Mary's Abbey, 1545-6, 1935. 

Garendon, St. Mary's Abbey, 1790. 



Ghent, Abbey of Saint-Pierre-an-Mont-Blandin, 

730*, 934, 1148. 
Glanville family, 1835. 

Glastonbury Abbey, 622, 895-6, 1246. 1525, 1590. 
Gloucester Abbey, 490, 523. 554-5. 592. 594, 602, 

629, 673, 678, 706, 784, 820, 830, 1005-9, 1026, 

1041, 1103, 1305, 1385-6, 1407, 1485, 1565-7, 

1657-8, 1754-5, 1937-40. See also Hereford 

Priory. 
Gloucester, St. Oswald's Priory, 998, 1936. 
Gloucester family, 998, 1268, 1280, 1395, 1552, 1622, 

1723. 
Goathland, Brethren of the hermitage of, 891, 926-7. 
Godfrey the priest, 819. 
Godstow. St. Mary's Abbey, 1836. 
Godwin [of Scotter], 924. 
Goldclitf, Priory of St. Mary Magdalen, 1014. 
Grainville, Robert de, 795, 1623, 1841. 
Gresley, family of, 793. 
Greystoke, family of See Forne. 
Grimsby, St. Augustine's, canons of See Wellow. 
[Grimthorpe], William son of Ulf of, 1326. 
Guisborough (Yorks. N.R.), St. Mary's Priory, 

1568*, 1582. 

Hanslope, Michael de, 563, 1674. 

Harbledown, Hospital of, 1260. 

Hardulf, 793. 

Hatfield Peverel, St. Mary's Priory, 1 149. 

Hereford, See of, 990, 1101, 1242-3, 1267-8, 1392, 

1724-5. 
Hereford Cathedral, 1265. 
Hereford, St. Peter's (afterwards St. Guthlac's) 

Priory, 602, 1358, 1385. 
Hertford Priory, 712, 1150. 
Hexham, St. Andrew's Priory, 1382. 
Holme, St. Benet's, Abbey of, 987, 1094-5, 1306, 

1408, 1714. 
Horsley Priory, 718-19, 10 11. 
Hugh son of Pinchon, 1465. 
Huntingdon. St. Mary's Priory, 1359, 1449, 1659, 

1837. 
Huntingdon. Simon, Earl of, 578. 
Hurley, St. Mary's Priory, 1 174, 1 176, 1526, 1838. 

Ipswich, Holy Trinity Priory, 1783. 

Jumifeges, St. Peter's Abbey, 638, 842. 912. 1002. 

Kenilworth Priory, 1151, 1428, 1445-6, 1527. 1744, 

1933. 
Kingswood, St. Mary's Abbey, 1496. 
Kidwelly Priory, 1042. 
Kirkby, Priory of See Pontefract. 
Kirkham, Priory of Holy Trinity, 1334, 1459. 
KirkstaU Abbey, 1088. 

La-Charite-sur-Loire. monks of, 665, 770, 832-3, 

1272, 1317-18, 1400. See also Bermondsey, 

Northampton, Pontefract. 
La Couture. See Le Mans. 
Lancaster. Duchy of, 533, 608-12, 644. 799-843, 935, 

992,998, 1080, 1280, 1395, 1607, 1622, 1653, 1723, 

1760. 
Lapley Priory. See Reims. 
Lasci, Robert de, 608-12, 799, 1080. 
Launceston, St. Stephen's Priory, 1281, 1486. 



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Launde Priory, 1390*. 1839. 

Le Desert (in Vassy, Calvados), St. Mary's Prioo', 

1023. 
Leeds (Kent), Priory of SS. Mary and Nicholas, 

1942. 
Leicester, Borough of, 1 528. 

Le Mans, Abbey of Saint-Pierre de la Couture, 960. 
Le Mans. Abbey of St. Vincent, 800-1. 
Lenton, Priory of Holy Trinity, 920-1, 1282. 
Le Rus (Riiffus). Ernulf son of Roger, 783*. 
Lessay, Abbey of, 1441-2. 
Lewes, St. Pancras, Priory of, 510, 866, 1017, 1196, 

1360, 1540. See also Castleacre. 
Lincoln, St. Mary of, 538, 731-2, 746, 772, 781, 

795, 821, 844, 963-5, 996, 1032, 1043, 1056, 1104, 

1116, 1361, 1397, 1623, 1746, 1841. 
Lincoln, See of. 534-7, 723, 727, 743^, 864, 977, 

1030, 1115-18, 1152-4, 1254, 1660-1, 1707, 1770- 

3, 1784, 1791-2, 1842, 1899, 1911. 
Lincoln, Romfare of, 1 120. 
Lire Abbey, 500, 1447, 1607n. 
LlandafT, See of, 1466. 
Llanthony, Abbey of St. John Baptist, 1681, 1738, 

1748. 
Loders Prioo', 1018, 1682. 
London, citizens of, 1645, 1774. 
London, Cnihtengild of, 663. 
London, St. Bartholomew's Priory, Smithfield, 1761, 

1794*-5, 1943. 
London, St. Martin's-le-Grand, canons of, 556, 

1105-7, 1362. 
London, St. Paul, Cathedral Church of, 507, 522, 

604-6, 666, 749, 899, 991, 994, 1047, 1487, 1530-1, 

1843, 1944. 
London, See of, 493, 506, 881, 994, 1530, 1824. 
London, Holy Trinity, canons of, 663, 897-8, 906, 

915, 1261, 1315-16*, 1467, 1493, 1514, 1529, 1774, 

1785-6, 1793. 
Longchamp, Hugh de, 1945. 
Longueville (Seine-lnf ), Priory of St. Faith, 809. 
Lcricarii, Robert and Hamelin, 1946. 
Luffield, St. Mary's Priory, 1198, 1844. 
Lumley family, 1464. 

Malesoures, Thomas, 1749. 

Mailing, St. Mary's Abbey, 634-5, 791, 943, 1081, 

1271, 1398. 
Malmesbury, Abbey of, 494, 971, 1624. 
Malpalu, Odo de, 1947. 
Malpas Priory, 1307. 

Malvern, Great, St. Mary's Priory, 1489-90. 
Marcigny [Saone-et-Loire], nuns of, 1599a. 
Marmion family, 1845. 
Marmoutier. See Tours. 
Matilda, Queen, 525. 
Mauduit family, 729, 1255, 1719, 1846-7. 
Meinill, Gilbert de, 1583. 
Merlay, Ranulf de, 1848-9. 
Mersea Priory. See Rouen, St. Ouen's abbey. 
Merton, St. Mary'sPriory, 1301, 1366, 1584, 1675-7, 

1850-2. See also Bernard the scribe. 
Meulan, Saint-Nicaise, 1214. 
Missenden, St. Mary's Abbey, 1765. 
Mont-Saint-Michel, Abbey of, 1418, 1422. 
Montacute, Priory of SS. Peter and Paul, 733 '-5, 

1307, 1367 •-9, 1399, 1691, 1713. See also 

Malpas. 



Montebourg, Abbey of St. Marv. 825-6, 1018, 1155, 

1682, 1684, 1708, 1949-53. See also Loders. 
Montfort-sur-Risle, Priory of St. PhiJibert, 1349. 
Mortain, Priory of St. Mary, 680. 
Mortemer, Abbey of, 1903. 
Morwick family, 1685. 

Newminster, St. Mary's Abbey, 1848-9. 

Normandy, Ordinances, &c., 1908. 

Northampton, St. Andrew's Priory, 770, 832-3, 

985-6,1156, 1317-18, 1409. 
Norton (Chesh.) Prion.', 1905. 
Norwich, Holy Trinity, 509, 547-9, 591, 740, 762, 

785, 787, 835, 876, 1036, 1058-9, 1158-9, 1206, 

1284, 1479, 1735. 
Norwich, See of, 508, 542, 747, 786-7, 875, 886, 946, 

1610, 1625, 1853^, 1955. 
Norwich, hospital of St. Paul, 1608, 1855, 1954. 
Nostell, St. Oswald's priory, 1207, 1217, 1241, 1272, 

1285-7, 1308, 1312, 1319-20. 1432, 1450, 1460-1, 

1494, 1532, 1626-8, 1662, 1678, 1775, 1856-7. 
Notre-Dame-du-Desert, Priory of (Cell of Troarn), 

[in Le Desert, canton of Vassy, Calvados], 1023, 

1088a. 
Notre-Dame-du-Desert, Priory [in Baux-de Breteail, 

Eure], 1680. 

Ogbourne Priory, 1892. 

Oissel, Roland d', 1087. 

Orval, Richard d', chaplain, 572. 

Oseney, St. Mary's Abbey, 1468-70, 1726. 

O.xford, St. George's in the Castle, 1468-70. 

Oxford, Priory of St. Frideswide, 1342-5, 1957. 

Oxford, famUy of William of, 1 151. 

Paris, St. Martin-des-Champs, Priory of, 646, 1292, 

1667, 1942. See also Barnstaple. 
Pecche. Ralph, 1776*. 

Pembroke, St. Nicholas' Priory, 623, 1484, 1611. 
Peterborough Abbey, 924, 1038, 1040, 1244, 1750, 

1858-9, 1911. 
Peverel, Matilda daughter of Payn, 1609. 
Peverel, Payn, 707. 

Plessis-Grimoult, St. Stephen's Priory, 1591-2. 
Plympton, St. Peter's Priory, 1288, 1391, 1488, 1515, 

1958. 
Pont Audemer (Eure), St. Giles's Hospital, 1918. 
Pontefract (Kirkbv), St. John's Priory, 1272, 1400-1, 

1460, 1912«. 
Popham family, 1872-3. 
Porchester, St. Mary's, canons of, 1787. 
Preaux (Eure). St. Peter's Abbey, 1959. 
Purcell, GeoflVey, usher of Henry I, 1655. 

Ralf, son of Ulviet, of York, 1621. 

Ramsey. Abbot and Convent of, 528a, 574, 579-83, 
587, 607, 637, 650, 738-9, 953^, 957, 966-7, 999, 
1057, 1057a, 1064-7, 1262, 1262a, 1293, 1370, 1387, 
1410, 1411*, 1437-8, 1451, 1504-5, 1533^, 1585, 
1610a. 1629-32A, 1648, 1685a, 1686, 1727, 1751, 
1766, 1788, 1860-1, 1906, 1915-16, 1960. 

Reading, St. Mary's Abbey, 1238, 1418, 1423, 1427, 
1448, 1471*-2, 1474, 1506, 1549, 1558, 1655, 1757, 
1789, 1796-7, 1862-5. 

Redlingfield, St. Andrew's Priory, 1866*, 1904. 

Reims, monks of Saint-Remi of, (at Lapley), 618, 900, 
1054, 1412. 



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Ridware family, 865. 

Rievaulx, St. Mar>"s Abbey, 1720, 1740-1, 1961. 

Ripon. Collegiate Church of St. Wilfrid, 796, 1382, 

1633. 
Rochester, St. Andrew of, 516-17, 636, 647, 776, 

845, 868. 882. 901, 936, 943, 1728, 1867. 
Rorrsey, Abbev of St. Mary, 630, 802, 811, 874, 

883, 1160, 1634. 
Rouen, cordwainers of, 1695. 
Rouen, See of, 1127, 1234. 
Rouen, St. Amand, Abbey of, 829, 1221, 1962. 
Rouen, St. Mary's Cathedral, 1289, 1963. 
Rouen, Priory of St. Mary du Pre (Bonne Nouvelle) 

[in Saint-Sever], 1290, 1833, 1964. 
Rouen, Abbey of St. Ouen, 1010, 1573. 
Rouen, St. Paul, nunnery of, 1965. 
Runcorn Priorv. See Norton. 



St. Albans Abbey, 496. 512, 584, 595-6, 624, 

640-1, 671, 689-90, 741, 828, 830*, 869, 1102, 

1161, 1170, 1172, 1203, 1277*, 1339, 1396. See 

also Tynemouth, Belvoir, Hertford, Hatfield 

Peverel, Wymondham, Binham. 
Saint-Andre-en-Gouffern, Abbey of (Vignats), 1909, 

1941. 
Sainte-Barbe-en-Auge, Priory of {= St. Martin's, 

Ecajeul), 1559, 1587. 
St. David's, See of, 1091. 
St. Dogmaels (Pembr.), Priory (afterwards Abbey), 

1187, 1223. 
Saint-Evroult-en-Ouche, 533, 1019, 1235, 1337, 

1553, 1572, 1594*-5. 5ee a/.so Charleval. 
St. Ives (Hunts.), Priory of, 953, 1916. 
Saint-Martin-du-Bosc [in Incheville, Seine-Inf.], 

Priory of, 877. 
St. Neot's, Priory of, 1015a, 1371, 1966-70. 
St. Osyth's Priory, 1208-9, 1219-20. See also 

Blythburgh. 
St. Philibert family, 1956. 

Saint-Pierre-de-Chatillon, Abbey of See Conches. 
Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Abbey of, 905, 1569. 
Saint-Valei-y, monks of, 797*, 1480*. 
Saint-Wandrille, Abbey of, 1022, 1210, 1697, 1971. 
Salisburv-, St. Mary's, 1273, 753, 824, 1162-4, 1199, 

1291, 1372, 1709, 1715-16, 1972. 
Saumur, Abbey of St. Florent, 687. 
Sauve Majeure (Gironde), St. Mary's Abbey, 1652. 

See also Burwell. 
Savigny, Holy Trinity, Abbev of, 1003, 1015, 1016, 

1183, 1212, 1433, 1588, 1973. See also Saint- 
Andre-en-Gouffern. 
Sees, Cathedral of SS. Gervase and Protase, 1688, 

1693, 1711, 1974. 
Sees, St. Martin's Abbey, 623, 1484, 1611. See also 

Pembroke. 
Selby Abbey, 495, 711, 748, 850, 887-90, 978, 1373, 

1868. 
Shaftesburv-, Abbey of St. Mary and St. Edward, 

1165, 1347. 
Sherborne Abbey, 1042, 1324-5. 
Shrewsbury, St. Peter's Abbey, 698, 765, 823, 1051, 

1245, 1296-1300, 1473, 1869. 
Southampton, St. Denys's Priory, 1507-8. 
Southwark, St. Mary's Priory, 1393. 
Southwell. St. Mary's, Canons of, 1382, 1870-1. 
Southwick (i.e. Porchester) Priory, 1787. 



Spalding, St. Nicholas, Priory of, 557*, 968. 1166, 

1374-6, 1602, 1635, 1975-7. 
Stoneleigh, men of, 1933. 

Tavistock, St. Mary's, Abbey, 632-3, 649, 773, 

1068, 1131, 1274, 1663. 
Tewkesbury Abbey, 497, 847*, 853, 1069, 1263, 1309, 

1413, 1535, 1978-80. 
Thetford, St. Mary's Priory, 682, 834, 848, 1084, 

1246, 1536. 
Thorney, St. Mary of. Abbey of, 585-6, 755, 929, 

975, 997, 1027-8, 1033, 1167-8, 1414, 1452, 1456- 

7, 1462, 1537, 1636, 1664-6, 1731, 1798, 1981. 
Thurstan (/o;)i/er, 1295. 
Tiron, Abbey of Holy Trinity, 1074, 1169, 1187, 

1223, 1236, 1294, 1874-5. SeealsoSt. Dogmael's; 

Titley. 
Titley Priory, 1294. 
Totnes, St. Mary's Priory, 735a. 
Tours, St. Martin of Marmoutier Abbey, 593, 645, 

679-80, 714, 1439, 1548, 1638, 1948. See also 

Belleme; York (Holy Trinity). 
Trentham Priory, 1492/1. 
Troarn, St. Martin of, 524, 718-19, 1011, 1020, 

1023, 1088a, 1200, 1570, 1982-3. Seealso Horsley, 

Notre-Dame-du- Desert. 
Tynemouth, St. Mary and St. Oswin, Priory of, 

624, 631, 640-1, 671, 822, 913-14, 955, 1170-2, 

1264, 1322-3, 1331, 1339. 

Valognes, Peter de, 1121. 

Vere, Aubrey de, 849, 1777-8, 1876. 

Vignats, St. Mary of 5feSaint-Andre-en-Gouft'ern. 

Viflers-Canivet (Calvados), St. Mary's Abbey, 1919. 

Viscount family, 1202, 1760. 

Wallingford, Priory of Holy Trinity, 1 122. 
Waltharn, Holy Cross, Dean and canons of, 513, 

525-6, 902, 908-9, 1090, 1984-6. 
Warwick, Collegiate Church of All Saints, 1415, 

1877. 
Wellow Abhev [St. Augustine's, Grimsby], 1737. 
Westminster .4bbey, 489*, 490, 769, 818, 851, 867, 

903, 1053, 1123, 1173-80, 1239^K), 1247-52, 1377, 

1383, 1416, 1538-9, 1758, 1878-85, 1987-8. 
Westminster Abbey, Almonry of, 667-8. 
Wetheral Priorv, SS. Mary & Constantine, 1130, 

1752-3. 
Whitby, St. Peter's Abbey, 891, 926-7, 995, 1335, 

1679, 1767. 
Willoughby family, 1465, 1777. 
Wilton, Borough of, 1275. 
Winchester, City of, 969. 
Winchester, St. Peter of the New Minster (Hyde), 

Abbey, 1070, 1125-6, 1425, 1886. 
Winchester, St. Swithun and St. Peter, Cathedral 

Church, 490, 558, 597, 603, 625, 627-8, 745, 803- 

6, 884, 947-9, 107C-1, 1185, 1378-80, 1509, 1637. 
Windsor family, 1556. 
Wix, St. Mary's Abbey, 1739. 
Worcester, St. Mary's Cathedral, 940, 1044-5. 
Worcester, See of, 976, 1887. 
Worksop, St. Cuthbert's Priory, 1463, 1583. 
Wymondham, St. Mary's Prioo', 1310, 1481-2*, 

1888. 



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York, Holy Trinity, 714-15, 1638. York, See of, 518, 686, 837, 839, 852, 870, 885, 

York, St. Mary's, Abbey, 559, 571, 836, 838, 935, 916-17, 922-3, 1046, 1082, 1237, 1989. 

1120,1130, 1253, 1276*. 1311, 1381, 1557, 1752-3, York, St. Peter's (afterwards St. Leonard's) Hospital, 

1890. See also Wetheral. 1327-8, 1889. 

York, St. Peter's, 675, 681, 713, 720, 807-8, 1072, York, City of, 1732. 

1083*, 1330, 1336, 1382, 1541, 1759, 1889, 1891. York, Hamelin of, 1329. 



I 



HENRY I 

488. [1100, Aug. 5.] Westminster 

(a) Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. [of Worcester], Urse d'Abitot, and all of 
Worcestershire: That he has been crowned, and has granted a charter of liberties (specified). 

Witnesses: Maurice Bp. of London; William Elect of Winchester; Gerard Bp. of Here- 
ford; Earls Henry [of Warwick] and Simon [of Northampton]; Walter Giffard; Robert 
de Montfort; Roger Bigod; Eudo Dapifer; Robert fitz Hamon; Robert Malet. 

[Copies in Red Book of the Exchequer (P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163] I. 2) fo. 163v°: Cotton MS. 

Claud. D. II, fo. 41. Extracts in chronicle of Florence of Worcester (ed. Thorpe, ii. 46).] 
'Apud Westmonasterium quando coronatus fui. Valete!' 

(6) Like notification to Hugh de Boclond, Sheriff, and all of Hertfordshire. 
Witnesses as above, omitting the last three, and describing Walter Giffard as Earl [of 
Bucks.]. Dating clause omitted. 

[Copies in chronicles of Roger of Wendover and Matthew Paris. Wendover(ed. Co.xe), ii. 161, iii. 265; 

Paris, Chron. Maj. (R.S.), ii. 115, 552; Hist. Angl. (R.S.), i. 177.] 
'Factae sunt tot cartae quot sunt comitatus in Anglia, et rege jubente, positae in abbatiis singulorum 

comitatuum ad monumentum.' Wendover. 

(c) Like notification generally addressed. 

Witnesses as for Worcestershire, omitting the last three, and adding Gundulf Bp. of 
Rochester as the second witness and Henry de Port as the last. 

[Copies in D. & C. Rochester, 'Textus Roffensis' (c. 1140), fo. 96 [c. 34]; Bodl., Rawl. MS. C. 641 (c. 

1180), fo. 43. Hearne, Textus Roffensis. 148; Stubbs, Select Charters, 100-2.] 
This version begins 'Anno incamationis dominica m°c°i°.' and ends 'Apud Lundoniam quando fui 

coronatus'. 

(d) The same, with witnesses as for Worcestershire, omitting the last two, and reading 
'Waltero comite Gifardo'. 

[C.U.L. MS. Ff. i. 27 (copy); Richard of Hexham, De Gestis Stephani (ed. Raine), 67; Hewlett, Chron. 

of Stephen, etc. (R.S.), iii. 142.] 
Omitting dating clause, but ending 'Valete!'. 
'Ipse enim in principio regni sui . . . leges justas et libertates populo dedit, carta confirmavit, sigillo corro- 

boravit, et in aerario suo apud Wintoniam conservari precepit.' [R. of Hexham.] 

(e) The same, with 'Testibus archiepiscopis, episcopis, comitibus, baronibus, vice- 
comitibus, et optimatibus totius regni Anglie'. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Red Book of the Exchequer, fo. 16; B.M. Hargrave MS. 313, fo. 5 (in Leges Henrici I); 
B.M. Cotton MS. Titus A. XXVII, fo. 152; J. H. Gurney's MS. (1894), fo. 81v°; Holkham MS. 228, 
fo. 100; Paris, Arch. Nat. J. 655 (Angleterre, Pieces s.d. No. 31 his): C.C.C. Cambridge, MS. 96; B.M. 
Cotton MS. Tib. C. XII {Quadripartiius text). Liebermann, Quadripartitus, 150,55; Twysden, Scrip- 
tores Decern c. 1021 ; Teulet, Layettes du Tresor des Chartes, i. 34.] 

(/) The same with witnesses as in Richard of Hexham, omitting the last two and adding 
'G. abbate Crispino' after the bishops. 

[Copies in Registrum Vetus Episcopatus Glasguensis (in the possession of Bp. Kyle in 1841); B.M. Cotton 
MS. Claud. D. II, fo. 44; Cambridge, C.C.C. MS. 70, p. 76; Oxford, Oriel Coll. MS. 46, fo. 39; Lambeth 
MS. 1212, pp. 17 and 187; B.M. Harl. MSS. 458, fo. 3, and 746, fo. 59; Cotton MSS. Vitell. E. V, fo. 
180; Vesp. C. XIV, fo. 129; and Dom. VllI, fo. 118 (12th c; imperfect and without witnesses); Man- 
chester, John Rylands Library MS. Lat. 174, fo. 75v° (omitting 'G' in G. Crispin's attestation). Reg. 
Episc. Clasguens. (ed. Innes), ii. 591 (with facsimile).] Farrer, Itin. 1. 

'Apud Westmonasterium. Quando coronatus fui.' 

The best critical text of this charter in its various forms is in Liebermann's Gesetze der Angelsachsen, i. 
521, which supersedes that in Trans. Royal Hist. Soc. N.s. viii. 40. The earlier text, however, includes 
the Paris MS. (which the later edition omits as being a mere variant of the Quadripartitus text), and gives 
a more complete collation of the others. The Rylands MS. is partly collated in Gesetze, iii. 296-9. 
The two Lambeth texts have not hitherto been used, but belong to the 'Westminster' group (/), though 



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with some agreement with Richard of Hexham. Both purport to have been copied from an original. 
That on p. 187 is of the earher half of the 13th c, that on p. 17 about 1300. 

Ludwig Riess (£■.//./?. xli. 321) argues from the charter of 1 101 (No. 527 ; E.H.R. xxi. 506) and from the 
discrepancies in the Quadripanitus group of MSS., that a second version of this charter was issued in 
June or July 1 101, and prints a reconstructed text of this reissue. It seems impossible to believe that the 
witnessing clause of this group was ever used in an actual charter, but it is not impossible that a revised 
version may have been issued reciting the contents of the coronation charter, and that this may be the 
source of a number of our texts. 

489.* [1100, Aug. 5. Westminster] 

Notification (spurious) generally addressed: Confirming the privileges of Westminster 
Abbey, in which church he has been anointed king, and making a supplementary grant of 
the following: mundbriche, miskenninge, sceawinge, hlastinge, fridhsocne, flemenefirmth, 
westgelthef (i.e. wergildtheof), uthleap, forlfeng (i.e. forfang), ferdwite, blodwite, fihtwite, 
wardwite, hengwite, hamsocne, foresteal, infangenethef, sace, socne, toll and team, and all 
other laws and customs which pertain to the crown. 

Witnesses: Maurice Bp. of London; William Elect of Winchester; G[erard] Bp. of Here- 
ford; Earls Henry [of Warwick], Simon [of Northampton], W[alter] Giffard [of Bucks.]. 

[B.M. Cotton Charter VII. 8 (pretended original). Copies in Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 57; 
Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 65.] Farrer, Itin. 2. 

Faust. A. Ill omits the attestation of Gerard Bp. of Hereford, and adds'wihpheang' after 'forpheang'. 

The language of the charter is suspicious, but might perhaps be excused if it were considered to have 
been drawn up by the recipients. Stephen's charter repeats it almost exactly. The witnesses named 
suggest the coronation as the occasion of the grant. 

490. [1100, Aug. 5?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Eudo Dapifer and Herbert the chamberlain: That the convents of 
Westminster, Winchester, and Gloucester are to have their full allowance at all feasts 
when the King wears his crown in their churches; and their precentors (cantores) are to 
have an ounce of gold, since Maurice Bp. of London has testified that they had this in the 
time of the King's predecessors. 

Witness: William Elect of Winchester. 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 363 (339); Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 786. Armitage 
Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, p. 141.] Farrer, Itin. 3. 

On this Charter see Round, King's Serjeants, pp. 322-3. 

491. 1100, [Aug. 5?] 

Letter from Henry I to Anselm : Announcing his coronation and begging the Abp. to 
return to England. 

Witnesses: Gerard Bp. [of Hereford] ; William Elect of Winchester; William de Warel- 
wast, chaplain; Henry Earl [of Warwick]; Robert fitz Hamon; Hamo Dapifer. 

[B.M. Cotton MS. Claud. A. XI, fo. 161 (copy). Stubbs, Select Charters, p. 102; Ellis, Original Letters, 
Series III, p. 18 (1846); Anselm, £pHr. iii. 41 ; Gerberon, Opp. S.Anselmi (Paris, 1721), p. 382.] Farrer, 
Itin. 3a. 

492. 1100, Sept. 14. Westminster 

Charter of confirmation from Henry I to St. Peter's Church at Bath, and Bp. John: Of 
5 hides at Weston [Somers.] which Patrick [de Cadurcis] gave them. 

Signa: Henry the King; Thomas Abp. [of York]; Robert Bp. of Chester; Gerard Bp. 
[of Hereford]; William Giff"ard Bp. [of Winchester]; William Count of Mortain; Walter 
Giffard; Hugh Earl [of Chester]; Simon Earl [of Huntingdon]; Robert fitz Hamon; Henry 
Earl [of Warwick]; Roger de Bigot (sic); Engennulf de Ferrers; Winebald de Ballon; 
Hamelin [his brother]; William de Warelwast, chaplain. 

[Copy in Camb. C.C.C. MS. Ill, p. 105. Hunt, Two Cartularies of Bath Priory, p. 46.] Farrer, ///;;. 4. 

Dating clause 'Anno ab incarnatione domini nostri m°.c°. Indictione viii. Epacta xvni. Concurrente 
vu. xviii. kal. Oct. Luna vi. Die e.xaltacionis Sancte Crucis.' 

493. [1100], Sept. 14. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to all his barons and his sheriffs in whose shires Maurice Bp. of 
London has lands and men: That he confirms to Maurice his bishopric and lands, men and 



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customs as his ancestors held them under Edward the Confessor and as WiUiam I and 
Wilham II confirmed them to him by their writs; together with those amendments of laws 
and customs which the King has granted to Maurice and his other barons. 

Witness : Robert Bp. of Chester. 

[St. Paul's Cath. Treas. A. 69 (Roll of Charters of Liberties, No. 27. Copy of 12th. c). Davis in Tout 
Essays, p. 52; Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 22.] 

'In exaltacione S. Crucis.' 

494. 1100, Sept. 29. Salisbury, 'in consilio' 

Notification by Henry I to W[alter] Huse {Hosalus) and his officials: That he has granted 
Godfrey Abbot of Malmesbury a five days' fair at Malmesbury which William I had granted 
for three days, and William II had extended to five. 

Witness: William the chancellor. 

[Copies in P.R.O. E.xch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 162] I. 24 (Malmesbury Cartulary), fo. 138; B.M. Lansd. 
MS. 417, fo. 24v°. Registrum Malmesburiense (R.S.), i, p. 333.] Farrer, Ilin. 5. 

495. [1100, c Sept. 29?] Sahsbury 'in conciho' 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard (sic) Abp. of York, Bertram de Verdun, and the barons 
of Yorkshire: Of a grant to Abbot Hugh of Selby of the churches of Snaith and their 
appurtenances as in the times of King Edward and King William. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ur[se] de Alb' [i.e. Abitot]. 
[Copies in Selby Cartulary (Brooke), fo. Uh: Pat. R. 35 Ed. 1, m. 42. J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, 

i. 25-26; Cat. Pat. R. 1301-7, p. 487; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 473.] Farrer, Itin. 61. 
Bertram de Verdun appears as Sheriff of Yorks. in a writ of William II in favour of Durham dated Salis- 
bury, 9 Feb. 1 100. {Reg. i. No. 427.) Osbert had succeeded him by Christmas 1100 (No. 505 below). 
It seems easier to assume an exchange of G. for the T. of the original and a subsequent expansion to 
'Gerardo' by the compiler of a cartulary, than to assign a second term of office to Bertram without 
further evidence. 

496. [1100, c. Sept. 29?] Salisbury 

Notification by Henry I to Robert de Lasci and the barons of Yorkshire: That the land 
of St. Albans in Yorkshire is to be free of all customs, castle-work, and scot. 
Witness: Miles Crispin.i [1100-7.] 

[Pat. R. 35 Ed. 1, m. 40 (copy); Cal. Pat. R. 1301-7, 489; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 943.] 

Miles Crispin attests a charter at Marlborough in this year (No. 497). He died in 1 107. As there was no 

Earl of Yorkshire, Robert de Lacy is presumably addressed as the most prominent baron (see Farrer, 

E.Y.C.l 361, n.). 

' MS. T. Milone Episcopo. 

497. 1 100, [c. Oct.] Marlborough 

Charter (in diploma form) by Henry {dei gracia) to Tewkesbury Abbey: Confirming gifts 
of Robert fitz Hamo and others: enumerated at length. 

Signa: Henry R.; Earls Hugh, Robert de Belleme, William of Mortain, Roger the 
Poitevin, Henry of Warwick; William the chancellor; Everard; William of Warelwast; 
Eudo Dapifer; Robert fitz Hamon; Hamo his brother; Wilham de Albini; Miles Crispin; 
Hugh de Beauchamp; Roger de Nonant, Nigel de Monville, Roger Bigot; Robert Malet; 
Hugh Maminot. 

[Charter R. 28 Ed. I, No. 16, m. 3 {Inspexinms). MoHOif. (1846), ii. 65 ; D.K.R. x.xx, app. 6, p. 202.] Farter, 

Itin. 6. 
'Apud Marlebergam in anno ab incamatione Domini millesimo et centesimo.' 

William was chancellor, though bp. elect, until some time in 1101. Henry was at Salisbury in September 
or October (Eadmer, 55). Nigel de Monville married Emma daughter of WiUiam of Arques, afterwards 
Countess of Guines. 

498. 1100, Nov. 1., 

Notitia of charter of Henry I to Faritius, monk of Malmesbury: Granting him the abbey 
of Abingdon. 

Witness (?): Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 

[B.M. Cotton MS. Claud. C. IX, fo. 142. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 44.] Farrer, Ilin. 8. 
'die celebritatis Omnium Sanctorum ... per manum episcopi Lincolniensis Rotberti domnum Faritium, 
ex Malmesburiensi coenobio monachum, Abbendoniam direxit. ' 



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499. 1100, Nov. 11. Westminster 'in nuptiis meis' 

Notification by Henry I to all sheriffs, &c. : That he has confirmed to the monks of 
Abingdon all the customs of their lands. 
Witness: Eudo Dapifer. 

[B.M. Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143, and C. IX, fo. 150 (copies). Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 88; 

Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm., 73.] Fairer, ////;. 9. 
Two writs of even date, similarly attested, directed to all sheriffs where the abbey has lands, the second 

with the clause 'sicuti frater meus per breve suum praecepit', are given on the following page. 

500. 1100, Dec. 2. Neweham [Newnham-on-Severn ?] 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard the Bp. [of Hereford] and Hugh de Lasci and all his 
barons of Herefordshire in favour of the abbot and monks of Lire: Permitting the gift by 
Hugh Asinus of the manor of [Livers] Ocle [co. Hereford]. 

Witnesses: Osbern fitz Richard; Richard fitz Pons; Roger de Lisle (Insula). 

[Archives of the Eure H. 438 (original). Round, C.D.F. 402 (p. 135) (calendared); Ch. Guery, Hist, de 

I'Abbaye de Lyre (£\Teux, 1917), p. 567.] Farrer, Itin. 12. 
'in primo die Adventus.' 
See Herefordshire Domesday [Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. xxv], p. 120. 

501. [1100], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Bp. Samson and Urse d'Abitot and all Worcestershire; That all 
burgesses and dwellers in boroughs, both French and English, shall swear that they will not 
be parties to falsifying the King's money. If any man be found with false money and accuse 
his warrantor, let him lose his right hand and his manhood if he cannot prove the charge 
against the warrantor. If he cannot name a warrantor, let him go to the ordeal. No 
moneyer is to change (mutet) money outside his own shire, and this before two lawful 
witnesses of the shire. If he be found changing money outside his own shire, let him be 
treated as a false coiner. No one is to coin (cambire) money, except he be a moneyer. 

Witnesses: William the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; Robert fitz Hamon; 
Richard de Redvers. 

[Copies in Red Book ofthe Exchequer (P.R.O. E.xch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163], I. 2), fo. 163v"; B.M. Cotton 
MS. Claud. D. II, fo. 41 ; MS. Hargrave 313, fo. 100. Liber Albus, vol. ii, part ii (R.S.), p. 648. Lieber- 
mann, Geseize der Aiigelsachsen, i. 523; Brooke, Catalogue of English Coins, i, p. cxliii.] 

'Apud Westmonasterium in Natale Domini.' 

By Dec. 1 101 William Giffard had ceased to act as chancellor. 

502. [1100], Dec. 25. [Westminster] 

Notification by Henry I to R[ichard son of Gotse] the sheriff and all of Notts. : That he 
has confirmed to St. Cuthbert [of Durham] and his monks all the lands, mills, &c., which 
they held in Notts, on the day when William II was alive and dead; with sac and soc, toll 
and team, and infangthief and all customs. William Peverel is to see to it, as he loves the 
King, that the monks of St. Cuthbert lose nothing of which they were seised at the aforesaid 
date. 

Witness: William the chancellor. 

First seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, No. 3014). 

[Durham Cath. Treas. III. i, Reg. No. 6 (original): 'Cartul. Antiquissimum', fo. 72 (copy, imperfect). 
Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. 29, p. 237.] Farrer, //;/(. 15. 

503.* [1100], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert de Lasci] the sheriff and all of Yorkshire: That he 
has granted to St. Cuthbert [of Durham] and his monks one carucate of land in Drewton 
(Drowetona) (Yorks. E.R.) and a mill; to hold with sac and soc, toll and team and infang- 
thief, as freely and quietly as they held on the day when William II was alive and dead. 
They are not to answer to any man concerning this grant. 

Witness; W[illiam] Peverel'. 

First seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, No. 3014). 

[Dur. Cath. Treas. II. i, Reg. No. 11 (original?). Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. 29, p. 236; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 

1893.] 
Farrer rejects this charter as a forgery on the ground that in all the years from 1100 to 1 1 10 in which 

Christmas was kept at Westminster Osbert was certainly the Sheriff of York. It is conceivable that it 



HENRY I 5 

should have been addressed to Robert de Lacy and Osbert the sheriff and that some words were in- 
advertently omitted. But a careful comparison of the writing and wording of the writ with that of No. 
502 makes it more probable that this writ has been carefully imitated from the other, by some one who 
did not know that the sheriffs of Yorks. and Notts. (1 100-10) had different initials. If so, the seal was 
probably a cast from that of No. 502. 

504. [1100?], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to 0[sbert] the sheriff and all of Lincolnshire: That he has granted 
to St. Cuthbert of Durham and his monks the house and land of Ulfget, to hold as well and 
peaceably as it was ever held by William Bp. of Durham, in the time of William II and on 
the day when the said bp. was aUve and dead. 

Witness: W[illiam] Peverel. 

First seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, No. 3014). 

[Durham Cath. Treas. II. i, Reg. No. 14 (original). Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. 29, p. 237.] Farrer, Itin. 

16. 
Apparently of the same date as the preceding. The writing is very similar in both, but this is not 

suspected by Farrer. 

505. [1100], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to G[erard] Abp. [of York] and 0[sbert] the sheriff and all of 
Yorkshire : That he has confirmed to St. Cuthbert [of Durham] and his monks the land which 
Robert d'Estouteville (de Stutavilla) gave the aforesaid saint in Hunsley (Hundeslai) 
(Yorks. E.R.); and one carucate of land in Drewton; and one mill which Norman gave to 
St. Cuthbert when he became a monk. These possessions are to be held with sac and soc, 
toll and team and infangthief, and all customs, as well and peaceably as the saint holds his 
other lands. 

Witness: William the chancellor. 

Second seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, No. 3015). 

[Durham Cath. Treas. II. i, Reg. No. 17 (original?). Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. 29, p. 239; Farrer, E.Y.C., 
No. 1894.] Farrer, /fm. 14. 

506. [1100], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification (in English) by Henry I to his sheriffs and thegns of London, Essex, Herts., 
and Middlesex: That he has confirmed to Bp. IVlaurice the bishopric of London, with sac 
and soc, toll and team and infangthief and grithbrice, and all rights of ecclesiastical juris- 
diction on the King's land and on all other men's lands; as fully as any of his predecessors 
had these rights, and as William I and William II commanded by their writs. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 

[Copies in St. Paul's Cath., ' Liber Pilosus ', fo. 26 ; A. 69 (Roll of Charters of Liberties), No. 3 (imperfect). 
Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 23.] 

507. [1100, Dec. 25?] Westminster /« cowzY/o 

Notification by Henry I to all his chief men (primatibus) and lieges of England: That the 
canons of St. Paul's, London, are in his protection ; as freely as ever under any of his 
ancestors. They may lease and dispose of their prebends and all their property as in the 
time of Bp. William and other bishops. 

Witnesses: Robert Earl of Shrewsbury; Henry Earl of Warwick; Per Roger the chaplain. 

[St. Paul's Cath. A. 69 (Roll of Charters of Liberties), No. 28 (copy). Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 21.] 
Robert of Belleme succeeded to the county of Ponthieu in right of his wife Agnes daughter of Count Guy I 

(13 Oct. 1100) and used that title instead of ' Shrewsbury' in 1101, but transferred it afterwards to his 

son William Talvas. 

508. [1100?] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bigod, Robert the chaplain, and 0[dbert] the usher 
(hostiario): That he has restored to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] the land of the church which 
Bp. Ranulf held of him and pardoned the King's claim on the land as pledged. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1100-3 or 1105.] 

[Copies in Norwich Cath. Reg. ii, fo. 28v'' (bis); iii, fo. 227.] 
'In Natali Domini.' 

The circumstances seem to point to a date very soon after Ranulf 's imprisonment, possibly 1 1(X). O. the 
usher may be Odbert (see Vol. I, No. 385). 



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509. [1100], Dec. 25. London 

Notification by Henry I to Earl S[imon de Senlis], Roger Bigod, the Sheriff and all of 
Norfolk and Suffolk: That he has given to Bp. Herbert [de Losinga] in the church which 
is building in honour of Holy Trinity and All Saints at Norwich 25.?. rent reserved by 
William II: the land and all customs, viz. sac, soc, tol and team and infangthief: also that 
Herbert may place monks there who shall be irremovable, as at Canterbury or Winchester. 

Witnesses: William the chancellor ;i Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bigod; Henry Earl 
of Warwick; William de Warelwast; William Peverel of Nottingham. 

[Copies in Norwich Cath. Reg. i, fo. 16; iii, fo. 52. Saunders, First Register, 26.] 

^ Reg. iii reads 'Will. Tirell'. 

510. [1100], c. Sept.-Dec. 25 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That on the request of William Earl of 
Surrey the King has given to St. Pancras and the monks of Lewes every immunity, quittance, 
and liberty that the royal power may give to any monastery; in particular with freedom from 
danegelds and other gelds, and aids and shire- and hundred-service, and scutage and tallage 
and hidage, carrying service, ship-service, bridge-building, castle-building, transport of 
treasure (conductu thesauri). Their fees and manors are to be as free and exempt as the 
King's own demesne. And they are to have full jurisdiction over their tenants and their 
lands. 

Signa: King Henry: William Count of Mortain; WiUiam the chancellor; William de 
Albini; Gerard Bp. [of Hereford]; Earl Walter Giffard; Hugh Earl of Chester; Roger Bigod; 
Earl Henry of Beaumont [i.e. Henry Earl of Warwick]. 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. F. III. \b (original). Foedera, i. 12; Moiiast. v. 13-14.] Farrer, Itiii. 1. 

Before July 1 101 ; and (as Gerard is styled Bp.) probably before the end of 1 100. The witnesses suggest 

Oct. 1100, where Farrer places it. The mention of scutage is discussed by W. A. Morris in E.H.R. 

xxxvi. 45. He accepts the charter as genuine. 

511. [c. 1100.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to the Abbot of St. Edmunds and the lords {dominis) of the 
monastery and Peter de Valognes: That Wulward of Wangford (Suffolk) has become the 
King's man and he has restored him all his land as he had it at Abbot Baldwin's death. 
Witness: Roger Bigod. [1100-7.] 
[Copy on flyleaf to B.M. Add. MS. 7097 (Saxham Cartulary). Gage, History of Suffolk, p. 275; Douglas, 

Feudal Docs. 65.] 
This is presumably very shortly after the King's accession. If (as the address to the domini of the monastery 
suggests) the abbey was in fact vacant, this writ must be before 5 Aug. 1100. Possibly No. 655 is to 
be dated Christmas 1 100, shortly after Abbot Robert's appointment. 

512. [1100] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I {del gratia rex Anglorum) to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and the 
sheriffs and barons of England : That he has granted to Abbot Richard his abbey of St. 
Albans with all customs (specified) as held by Abbot Paul. 

Witnesses: Gerard Bp. [of Hereford]; John Bp. [of Bath]; Henry Earl of Warwick; Roger 
Bigod; W[illiam] de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Nero D. I, fo. 154 (copy); Harl. MS. 66, fo. 6. (16th c. transcr.). Matt. Paris, Chron. Maj. 
(R.S.), vi. 36.] Farrer, Itin. 11. 

513. [c. 1100] 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Norwich that he has given to the church of 
Guist (Geiste) 1 acre of land, where there are houses. Alfric the priest is to have it as freely 
as under Wilham n, and also his son. (Witnesses omitted.) [1100-19.] 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Tib. C. IX, fo. 49v° (Waltham Cartulary). W. Stubbs, The Foundation of iValtham 
Abbey, p. 51.] 

514. [1101, c. Jan.] 

Letter by Henry I to Pope Paschal: Congratulating him on his election, and hoping that 
their relations may be as friendly as those between Paschal's predecessors and William I. 
He sends the Pope the offering (beneficium) which St. Peter had from previous kings, and 
promises the same obedience to the Pope as was rendered in his father's time; provided 



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that he is allowed to have the same customs which his father had. But he will not let the 
dignities and customs of the realm of England be impaired. Even if he consented to such 
a humiliation, the nobles and the whole people of England would interfere to prevent it. 
He begs the Pope to deliberate more prudently, and to exercise such self-restraint as will 
spare Henry the pain of being obliged to withdraw from his obedience. 

[Brompton's Chronicle in Twysden's Scriptores Decern, p. 999; Foedera, i. 8; Liebermann, Quadripartitus, 

p. 151.] 
An account of the MSS. is given by Liebermann, op. cit., pp. 58-72. The Pope's reply to this letter 

(Eadmer, Hist. Nov., pp. 128-31) was received after Robert's reconciliation with the King in Aug. 1 101. 

515. 1101, Mar. 10. Dover 

Treaty between Henry I and Robert Count of Flanders. 
Witnesses :/o/- the King: Gerard Abp. of York;* Robert Bp. of Lincoln;* Robert Bp. of 
Chester;* William Giffard,i chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; Robert fitz Hamon; 
Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer;* William de Albini, pincerna.* For the Count: Rainer the 
chaplain;* Robert de Bethune;* Adlard fitz Conon;- Baldwin^ de Colhem;* Fromold* de 
L'Isle. Sureties for the King: Robert fitz Hamon, Stephen Count of Brittany; Gilbert 
fitz Richard; Roger de Nonant; Hugh Maminot; Manasser Arsic; Hamo Dapifer; William 
de Curci; Miles Crispin; Ernulf de Montgomery; Hugh de Beauchamp. 

[P.R.O. Exch. T.R. Dip]. Doc. [E. 30] 2 (original, much damaged), Exch. K.B. Misc. Bk. [E. 163] I. 12, 
p. 3 (copy). Foedera (1816), i. 7 (from original); Hearne, Lib. Nig. i. 7 (from Exch. Misc. Bk.).] Farrer, 
Ilin. 20. 
The Foedera date of 1 103 must be wrong, as William GifTard had ceased to be chancellor by 3 Sept., and 
probably retired at Easter (21 Apr.). Ernulf de Montgomery was exiled in 1102. 

' Gerard Lii). Nig. ' Canon' Lib. Nig. 

' Baldric Lib. Nig. * Fromund Lib. Nig. 

* The names marked with a star are no longer legible in the original, though Foedera gives ' . . . niensi 
episcopo' and Baldwin de Colhem. 

516. 1101, Mar. 12. Rochester 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm and Hamo Dapifer and all the barons of Kent : 
That he has given to St. Andrew and Bp. Gundulf and the monks of Rochester the churches 
of Dartford (Tarenteford) and of Aylesford [co. Kent] and all the churches thereto pertaining 
and all the tithes of the said vills; as freely and fully as St. Augustine held them in the time 
of William I; the church of Milton (Mideltona) with the tithes, and the tithe of whales 
caught in the bishopric. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William GifTard, chancellor; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo 
Dapifer; William de Albini; William Peverel of Dover. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Dom. X. 9, fo. 103; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. ev" (late transcript 'ex libro de 
Roff.'); Chart. R. 3 Ed. I, No. 2; Pat. R. 12 Ed. IV, pt. 2, m. 14; Conf R. 1 Hen. VIll, pt. 8, No. 2. 
D.K.R. XXX. App., p. 200 (calendared); Foedera, i. 10; Monast. i. 164 (xiv); Thorpe, Reg. Roff., 147.] 
Farrer, Ilin. 21. 

'In festo sancti Gregorii.' 

517. [1101, Mar. 12?] Rochester 

Notification by Henry I to Anselm Abp. [of Canterbury], Hamo Dapifer, and all his barons 
of Kent: That the King has given to the church of St. Andrew and to Bp. Gundulf of 
Rochester the churches of Aylesford, Sutton, Woolwich, and half his tithe of corn of Dart- 
ford (Tarenteford), and the tithes of Strood and Chalk for the souls of his father and 
mother, himself and his wife. 

Witnesses: Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer. [1100-8.] 

[Cotton MS. Dom. A. X. 9, fo. 102V" (copy). Thorpe, Reg. Roff., 146; Monast. i. 164 (xiii).] Farrer, 
Itin. 22. 

518. [1101] Easter (Apr. 21). Winchester 

Precept by Henry 'dei gratia rex Anglorum' to 0[sbert] the sheriff and Richard son of 
Gotse (Gozo): That Gerard Abp. of York, in the lands of his churches and in all the lands 
of the archbishopric, have his pleas in his own court concerning his moneyers and robbers 
and all other causes and have all his laws and customs in all things as well as Abp. Thomas 



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had them in the time of William I and William II. 'Et nova statuta mea de judiciis sive de 
placitis latronum et falsorum monetariorum exequatur.' 
Witness: R[obert] Bp. of Chester. 

[Copies in Pat. R. 12 Ed. Ill, pt. 3, m. 8; Liber Albus (York Minster), i, fo. 656; ii, fo. 5b; Cotton 

MS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 4; Lansd. MS. 402, fo. 20. Cal. Pat. R. 1338-40, 166; Moimsi.ml I180(xxvii); 

Drake, Eboracum (1736), ii. 542 (analysed); Raine, Historians of the Church of York, iii. 22; Farrer, 

E.Y.C., No. 14.] Farrer, ////;. 208. 
The difficulty of accepting Richard's tenure of the sheriffdom after the succession of Helgot (presumably 

in 1105) makes it necessary to suppose the mint ordinance was that of Christmas 1100 and not that 

recorded by the chroniclers (e.g. Eadmer, Hist. Nov., p. 193) in 1 108. 

519. [1100-1, Apr. 21?] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to Maurice Bp. of London and Hugh de Bocland and Alvred 
and all his barons of Essex: That he has given to Eudo Dapifer the manor of Witham and 
all that pertains to it, with all the customs with which it was held by William I and William II. 

Witness: William the chancellor. 

[B.M. Harl. MS. 312, fo. 72 (transcript). Cart. St. Johns, Colchester, i. 27.] 
Compare No. 863. 

520. [1100-1, Apr. 21?] London 

Precept by Henry to his barons and sheriffs and servants: Forbidding that anyone in any 
way interfere with the cart-service (carreiam) belonging to St. Mary of Abingdon nor with 
anything else pertaining to the demesne (quod sit dominicum) of the abbot or his monks. 
Anyone bringing food or anything else for the purposes of the church (quodadopids ecclesiae 
pertinet) may come and return in peace. 

Witness: William the chancellor. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141 ; C. IX, fo. MSV. Hist. Man. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 78; 
Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 105.] 

521. [1100, Nov. 1-1 101. Apr. 21?] London 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland: To go to Abingdon, and reseise the church of 
all the lands which Modbert gave or leased (praestitit), e.g. those held by Herbert the cham- 
berlain, Warin calvus, Turstin, Hugh, and others. 

Witnesses: William the chancellor; Roger the chaplain. 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142v°; C. IX, fo. 150 (copies). Hist. Man. de Abingdon, 86; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 111.] Farrer, Itin. 17. 
Modbert administered the abbey between the death of Abbot Rainald in 1097 and his own appointment 

as administrator of Milton in 1 100. He died before the appointment of Faritius as Abbot of Abingdon. 

522. [1100-1, Apr. 21?] London 

Precept by Henry I to William Malet: To restore to the canons of St. Paul's whatever 
he has taken from them at Barling (Berltnges) [co. Essex] since the death of William II and 
leave Barling in peace in accordance with writs of Edward and William I and William II. If 
he does not Hugh de Boclande is to do justice in the county court (scira). 

Witness: W. chancellor. 

[St. Paul's Lib. 'Liber Pilosus", fo. 19 (= III6) (copy). Leland's Collectanea (1715), 1 (ii), 358; Gibbs, 
Early Charters, No. 40.] 

The chancellor is probably William Giffard. 

523. [1100-1, Apr. 21?] Westminster 

Notification {omnibus vicecoinitibus etc.) by Henry I: That the monks of Gloucester are 
free of all tolls as far as concerns the things which they buy or transfer for the necessary 
uses of their church. 

Witness: WiUiam the chancellor. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [c. 150], fo. 159V" (copy). Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 132.] Farrer, Itin. 
18. 

524. [1100-1, Apr. 21?] 

Charter by Henry I to St. Martin and the monks of Troarn: Confirming whatever alms 
they had in England in the time of William 1 and William II: to wit, Runcton [co. Sussex], 
Hayling Island [co. Hants], and Horsley [co. Gloucester], given by Roger Earl of Shrews- 



HENRY I 9 

bury, and the gifts of Herluin, Oismelin, Turstin de Fontanis, Ralph Bastard, Ascio, 
and Robert de Rumilly {Romeliolo) (enumerated). 

Witnesses: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Robert fitz Hamon; Maurice Bp. of London; 
John Bp. of Bath; Ralpli Bp. of Chichester; Anselm Abp. [of Canterbury]; Gundulf Bp. 
of Rochester; Eudo fitz Hubert; Hamo Dapifer; Everard son of Earl Roger; Henry Earl 
of Warwick; Herbert Bp. of Thetford; Robert Bp. of Chester; Walter Gifard; William the 
chancellor. 

[Chart. R. 6 Ed. Ill, No. 6 {Inspeximus). Arch. Dep. Calvados 'Roll of 1 120' (imperfect copy). Round, 
C.D.F. 470 (p. 167) (calendared, from the 'Roll of 1120'; Cal. Chart. R. iv, p. 282.] Farrer, Itin. 10. 

525. [c. 1100-1, Apr. 21?] 

Notification by Henry I to all his sheriffs and officials: Of a grant to Queen Matilda, his 
wife, of Waltham with the appurtenances, and the service of the canons and their men with 
sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and all other customs within and without burh 
'infra tempus et extra, et in terra et in aquis'. And her men and the men of the canons 
are to be free from all hundreds and shires and all pleas and all ward. And if anyone 
has a claim against her men or those of the canons, let him come to the Curia Reginae at 
Waltham and there the canons shall answer according to their rule (regulan'ter) and the 
laymen according to secular law. 

Like notification to M[aurice] Bp. of London and Hugh de Boclond [1100-7]. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Tib. C. 9, fo. 49v°. W. Stubbs, The Foundation of Waltham Abbey, p. 51.] 

Bp. Maurice d. 26 Sept. 1 107. Stubbs dates both this and the following charter as c. 1 100. 

526. [1100-1, Apr. 21?] 

Notification by Queen Matilda (without address) that she has pardoned the canons of 
Waltham the money which William Bp. of Durham had from them yearly for the work of 
Durham Castle. 

Witness: William Giffard. 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Tib. C. IX, fo. SOV. W. Stubbs, The Foundation of Waltliam Abbey, p. 54.] 

527. [1101? Apr. 21?] 'Easter'. Winchester 

Precept! ^y Henry to Hugh de Bocland, William Sheriff of Oxford, and all his lieges of 
Berkshire: Granting that the church and monks of Abingdon have and hold in their 
demesne their land of Wylham {Witteham) [co. Berks.], which Ranulf Bp. of Durham held, 
as heretofore, to whomsoever the King may give the land of Stanton Harcourt {Estantona) 
[co. Oxon.]; so that no injury may result to them. 

Witnesses : Robert Bp. of Lincoln. Per William of Oxford himself (ipsum). 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142; C. IX, fo. 149v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 84.] Farrer, 
Itin. 87. 

' It is rather difficult to class this writ technically as it opens with 'volo et concedo'. It must be earlier 
than No. 528 and is probably before Henry's reconciliation with Robert of Normandy. 

528. [1101, May?] Cambridge 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland Sheriff of Berkshire, and William Sheriff of 
Oxfordshire: That they order the men of their shires to declare the truth concerning the 
three virgates of land which Rualon (Rualucus) of Avranches claims; and if they pertain 
to the manor of Stanton Harcourt (Estantona) which the King has given him, let him have 
them. If not, Abingdon Abbey is to have them. 

Witness: Roger the chancellor. Per . . . agen Basset. [Easter, 1 101-Michaelmas, 1 102.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142; C. IX, fo. 149v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 84; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 74.] Farrer, Itin. 48. 

After the grant of Bp. Ranulf 's holding at Wytham to Abingdon (No. 527). 

528a. [1101, May?] Cambridge 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Sheriff of Huntingdon, Richard Engaine, and all of Hunting- 
donshire: That Abbot Aldwin of Ramsey hold his woods in Huntingdonshire as well as 
his predecessor held them in the time of William L No one is to interfere with him or his 
men. 

Witness: Grimbald the leech (medico). [1100-2.] 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copy). Chron. Abb. Rames. 219.] 



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529. [1 101, c. June 24.] Watlling {fVerclingy 

Notification by Henry I to all his barons, sheriffs, and officials : That he has granted St. 
Martin of Battle to have his court in all matters. Wherever the abbot shall be present in 
the abbey's manors or lands, or another in his place, let him have the royal privilege that 
if anyone have a plea against his tenant the plaint shall be heard in his court. If the plea 
cannot be determined in the abbot's court, let it be transferred by the abbot to the royal 
court in order that it may be settled in the presence of the abbot and the justiciar. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William the chaplain; Eudo Dapifer. [1 100-16.] 
[P.R.O. Ancient Deeds, B (E. 326) 8917 (original); Battle, penes Mrs. Harbord (duplicate with seal); 
copies in Cotton MS. Vitell. D. IX, lbs. 29v° and 86; Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 29v°(olim 17); 
Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 12 (omitting witnesses). Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, No. 56; Monast. iii. 247 (xvii) 
from Battle Register, MS. Hayley Sussex A, p. 109.] Farrer, Iiin. 256. 
The P.R.O. original is in book-hand, much defaced. Seal (missing) on tongue. Endorsed: De Curia 
habenda Heiirici primi xix. The itinerary suggests that this and the following charter were granted 
on the occasion of Henry's march towards Hastings to meet Robert's expected invasion. 

^ Line. Inn MS. reads 'Windsor'. 

530. [1101, c. June 24.] Wartling 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Goiz: To restore to the Abbot of Battle, by sureties {per 
plegios) his swineherd (porcarium). If Robert wishes to implead the abbot he is to come to 
the court of St. Martin of Battle and have right. The King wishes all his barons and earls to 
know that he has confirmed to the church of St. Martin of Battle its court, &c. 

[Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. \2v° (copy, without witnesses).] 

Presumably of the same date as the preceding. 

531. [1101, June-July] 

Letter by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Ranulf Meschin, Osbert the sheriff, Picot 
son of Colsuen, and all of Lincolnshire: That he confirms them in the laws and rights and 
customs which he granted at his coronation. They are to bind themselves by oath to hold 
and defend his land of England against all men, and especially against the King's brother, 
Robert Duke of Normandy, until Christmas Day. The persons addressed are to take this 
oath from all the King's demesne tenants, both French and English, and the barons are to 
cause them to have the same oath from their tenants, as agreed with the King. 

Witnesses: Abp. Anselm; Robert Count of Meulan; R[obert] fitz Hamon; Eudo Dapifer. 

[Lincoln Cath. Treas. A. I. 1, No. 5 (original): A. 1 6, No. 24 (copy). E.H.R. xxi. (1906), pp. 505-9; 
Bibl. de r^cole des C/iartes, Ixix, p. 513. Foster, Reg. Aiilki., No. 13.] Farrer, /;//(. 24. 

A full commentary is given by W. H. Stevenson in E.H.R. loc. cit. 

532. [1100, Sept.-l, July.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland, W. Baignard, and all the King's ministers of 
London: That all the men of Abp. Anselm in London shall be as free of custoin as the men 
of Lanfranc in the time of William I. 

Witness: Hugh Earl of Chester. 

[Lambeth Palace MS. 1212, p. 25 (copy). Foedera, i. 12.] 

'Idem in Anglico ibidem.' 

Anselm returned in Sept. 1100. Earl Hugh was with the King at Westminster in Oct. 1100. He died 

27 July 1101. 
On the series of bilingual writs for the Archbishops of Canterbury and for Christ Church, Canterbury, 

see Harmer, Anglo-Saxon Writs, 174, n. 3. 

533. [1100-1, July.] 

Charter by Henry I to St. Evroul: Confirming the charter of William I (No. 140). (The 
portion relating to Pillerton Priors (Parua Pilarclingtou) [co. Warwick] alone is copied.) 

Signa: King Henry; Robert Count of Meulan; Hugh Earl of Chester; Henry Earl of 
Warwick; William de Albini; Robert fitz Hamon; Hasculf de Saint-Jammes; Ranulf 
Meschin; Eudo Dapifer. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41], 3/25, m. 3 (copy).] 

534. 1101, July 31. Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert the Sheriff of Lincoln and Ranulf Meschin and all the 
barons of Lincolnshire: That he has given to God and St. Mary and Robert Bp. of Lincoln 



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the manor of Nettleham (Netheneham) by the concession of the Queen to whom it belonged ; 
to be held as well and freely as it was held by the King when in his hand. 
Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Roger Bigod. 

[Lincoln, 'Reg. Antiquiss.' fo. 8v° (No. 61); Chart. R. 12 Ed. I, No. 64 (copies). Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 

61.] Farrer, Ilin. 24a (= 100). 
'In die sancti German! episcopi in primo anno regni mei.' 

535. [1101, July 31.] Winchester (C/«?o«/a) 

Notification by Queen Matilda to 0[sbert] Sheriff of Lincoln, Ranulf Meschin, and all 
of Lincolnshire: That King Henry has at her request given to Robert Bp. of Lincoln the 
manor of Nettleham (Netelham) which is of her fee, with its appurtenances. 

Witnesses: Hamo Dapifer; Urse de Abitot. [1 101-8.] 

[Lincoln, 'Reg. Antiquiss'. fo. 8v° (No. 62); Chart. R. 12 Edw. I, No. 54 (copies). Foster, Reg. Antiq., 
No. 62; Cat. Chart. R. ii, p. 271.] Farrer, Itin. 24b (= 101). 

536. [1101, July 31?] 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert Sheriff of Lincoln, Picot son of Colsuen, and all of 
Lincolnshire: That he has given to God and St. Mary's Lincoln and Robert the bp. who 
was chancellor of William II the manor of Nettleham (Nethelham) by the grant of Matilda 
his queen, whose it was. 

Witnesses: Henry Earl of Warwick; Eudo Dapifer; Roger Bigod; Hamo Dapifer; Urse 
de Abitot. 

[Copies in Lincoln, 'Reg. Antiquiss.' fo. 4. (No. 15): Cotton MS. Vesp. XVI, fo. 6. Monast. viii. 1271 

(viii); Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 15.] Farrer, Itin. 24a (= 100), note 10 (mentioned). 
No copy has the place. It was probably torn off the original as in No. 53 1 . 

537. [1101, C.July.] Lacock [Wilts.] (Lacoc) 

Precept by Henry to Osbert Sheriff of Lincoln and Ranulf Meschin: Commanding 
that they cause Robert Bp. of Lincoln to hold all his lands and men and (other) possessions 
with great honour. No one is to implead him concerning the lands of which his predecessor 
was seised on the day of his death or churches which the bp. has continued to hold to the 
present. 

Witness: Urse de Abitot. [1100-1108.] 

[Copies in Lincoln, 'Reg. Antiquiss.' fo. 5 (No. 29); 'Reg. Superantiq.', No. 8; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, 
fo. 7v<'; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3. Monast. viii. 1273; Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 29.] Farrer, Itin. 30. 
Presumably not later than the grant of Nettleham (No. 534). 

538. [1101, c. July 31?] 

Notification by Henry I {dei gracia re.x Aiigl') to Robert Bp. of Coventry, Richard [son 
of Gotse] the sheriff, Roger Count [of La Marche], William Peverel, Robert de Ferrers, 
and all of Notts, and Derbyshire: That he has given to St. Mary's, Lincoln, for the souls of 
his father and mother, of William II, and of himself and his wife Matilda, the churches of 
Derby and Wirksworth [co. Derby] in prebendam for ever, to hold as in the time of Kings 
Edward and William I. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert fitz Hamon; Hamo Dapifer; Urse de Abitot; Osbert 
Sheriff of Lincolnshire. [1100-2.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. 1/5, fo. 6; A. 1/7, No. 126; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 8v°. Foster, 

Reg. Antiq., No. 38; Monast. viii. 1274 (xxxv) (imperfect).] Farrer, //('//. 38. 
Roger 'the Poitevin' was Count of La Marche in right of his wife who died about 1104. He was exiled 

from England in 1 102, and resided at Charroux [Vienne] (Ord. Vit., Hist. Eccl. iv. 179). 

539. [1101, Aug.] London 

Mandate by Henry I to Ranulf Bp. of Durham : To come under safe conduct to the King's 
presence and back, for love of the King's brother Robert. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Normandy; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; [Robert] Count of 
Meulan; Richard de Redvers. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 84^; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 

IV, fo. 58v°. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 44.] 
The treaty between Henry and Robert was in Aug. 1 101 and involved the pardon of the adherents of each 



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540. [1101, Aug.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to R.:^ To let Ranulf Bp. of Durham have all his lands, men, mills, 
meadows, and ferries as in the time of William II. And that he be reseised of all his customs, 
and of the men of whom he was afterwards disseised; and be quit of Fyrdwite {placidis 
expedicionis), and have all his property in peace until he return from Normandy. 
Witnesses: Count Robert de Belleme; Hugh his brother.- 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 36v° Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 84v°; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 
IV, fo. 58.) Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 45.] 

' The ' R.' to whom this writ is addressed has not been identified. 

° This brother seems otherwise unknown (see Complete Peerage, xi. 687, n. (d)). 

541. [1101, Aug.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs and ministers where Ranulf Bp. of Durham holds land: 
To let him have all his men, who went out of his land since the death of William II, with 
their cattle (pecunid), and make them return to his land. And he is to be quit of Fyrdwite 
(placitis expedicionis), and to hold his men and goods in peace and quit of all pleas. 

Witnesses: Count Robert of Belleme; Henry Earl of Warwick. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 85; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 
IV, fo. 58v°. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 45.] 

542. [1101], Aug. 29. Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to R[oger] Bigod and all his ministers: To do justice on behalf of Bp. 
Herbert [of Norwich] on the men of William de Warenne, who have seized his lands and 
men at Thornham [co. Norf.], and on any of the King's ministers who may have been with 
them. The bp. is to have all customs which he had under William II. 

Witness: R[oger] Bigod. 

[Norwich Cath. Regg. i, fo. 25v° (his): iii, fo. 227 (copies).] 

'In decollatione Sancti Johannis Baptiste.' 

This seems to be connected with Warenne's rebellion in 1101. The King was at Windsor on 3 September. 

543. [1101, Aug. or Sept.?] Arundel 

Notification by Henry I to Maurice Bp. of London and Hugh de Bocland and all the 
King's barons and lieges, French and English, of London: That the King has restored 
{reddidisse) to Otto the younger (juveni) the office of the mint (formerly held by Otto's 
father) and the manor of Lisson Green (Lislestona) [in Marylebone], &c. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; William de Warenne; William de Albini. [1 100-7.] 

[P.R.O. C^artae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 23 (17). Foedera, i. 9; Cat. Pat. R. 1370^, 363.] Farrer, Itin. 82. 

Otto the elder was probably dead in 1098 (Douglas, Feudal Docs., cxxxix). William de Warenne does not 

attest as an earl and the writ is probably between Henry's reconciliation with Robert of Normandy 

at Alton in August and Robert's departure about Michaelmas, when William went with him to 

Normandy. 

544. 1101, Sept. 3. Windsor 

Charter by Henry I : Renewing and confirming the charter by William II to John Bp. of 
Bath (No. 315) of the city of Bath as the see for Somerset (ut ibi deinceps sil caput et mater 
ecclesia totiu.i episcopatus de Sumerseta). 

Signa: Queen Matilda: Abps. Anselm of Canterbury and Gerard of York; Bps. Maurice of 
London; William of Winchester; Osbern of Exeter; Robert of Lincoln; Robert of Chester; 
Herbert of Norwich; Gundulf of Rochester; Samson of Worcester; Ralf of Chichester; 
Ranulf of Durham; and John of Tusculum: Tiberius dapifer et legatiis: Abbots Gilbert of 
Westminster; Richard of St. Albans; Odo of Chertsey; Serlo of Gloucester; Walter of 
Evesham; Aldwin of Ramsey; Stephen of York; Gerald of Tewkesbury; Henry of Battle; 
and Richer of [St. Benet's] Holme: Roger the chancellor {qui haiic cartam dictavi); Grim- 
bald the leech; Rainhelm the Queen's chancellor; the chaplains Arnulf; Everard; William 
de Warelwast; Roger; Herbert; Waldric; Osbern; Robert Pecche; Humphrey; Robert; 
Walter; and Thomas: Robert Duke of Normandy; Counts Robert of Ponthieu; Eustace 
of Boulogne; Robert of Meulan: Earl Henry of Warwick: Co>unt Stephen of Brittany: Earls 
Simon [of Huntingdon]; William de Warenne [of Surrey]: Count William of Mortain: 



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Robert fitz Hamon; Eudo, Roger Bigod, and Hamo, dapiferi: Herbert the chamberlain; 
Richard d'Orval; Roger de Martinwast; Robert de Montfort; Robert Malet; Wilham de 
Albini; Nigel his brother; William de Curci and William de Barba, dapiferi; Urse d'Abitot; 
Gilbert fitz Richard; Roger his brother; Walter his brother; Winebald de Ballon; Hamelin 
his brother; Patrick de Chaources [now Sourches, ce. of Saint-Symphorien, Sarthe]; Robert 
fitz Baldwin; Aiulf the chamberlain ;i Walter Huse (Hosatus); Roger de Nonant; Alfred of 
Lincoln; Henry de Port; Walter fitz Ansgar; and Walter fitz Edward. 

[Copies in Cambridge, C.C.C. MS. CXI, p. 102; Wells Cath. 'Liber Albus' I, fo. 16; P.R.O. Chart. R. 
18 Ed. II, m. 8, No. !5; 6 Ed. Ill, m. 13, No. 18; B.M. Egerton MS. 3316, fo. 87^. Two Cartularies of 
Bath Priory, p. 43; Hearne, Adam of Domerham, i. p. 284; Monast. ii. 267 (incorrectly). See also Cal. 
Chart. R. iii. 470 and Leland, Coll. (1770), i. 30 for portions of the list of witnesses, of which only the 
Chart. R. of Edward II and the Egerton MS. give a complete list.] Farrer, Itin. 28. 
'Facta est autem hec donatio anno ab incarnatione Domini Millesimo Centesimo Primo, indictione IX, 
epacta nulla, concurrente I. Confirmatio huius carte facta est apud Wyndelesoram in die ordinationis 
Sancti Gregorii, III. nonas Septembris, luna sexta.' 
' Aiulf is described as 'the sheriff" in the Corpus MS.: the Egerton MS. and the Chart. R. of Edward II 
agree in calling him 'chamberlain'. The other lists are imperfect, and omit him. 

545. [1101, Sept. 3.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Gerard, R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln, 0[sbert] the sheriff, 
and all barons of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Northumberland: That he has granted to 
the church of Durham and to Bp. Ranulf all lands, customs, laws, and liberties (quiet udines) 
which they had at the death of Bp. William. If disseised they are to be reseised, and to hold 
as well as Bp. William did. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Chester (Cestrd); Count Robert de Belleme; Henryi Earl of 
Warwick; Richard de Redvers (Retveris). 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 86; Cotton MS. Claud. 
D. IV, fo. 59. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 46.] 

' Claud. D. IV, fo. 59 reads 'Hug[one]'. 

546. [1101, Sept. 3?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Gerard, Osbern the sheriff, and all the barons of York- 
shire: That he has granted and given to Ranulf Bp. of Durham, [in] his manor of Howden 
(Hovendona), all the lands and customs which Robert Fossard claimed against Ranulf, and 
in particular two carucates in Pockhngton (Poplintund). The bp., at the King's instance, has 
granted the same lands to Robert, to hold as his man, paying socage and all customs, as 
other sokemen did in the time of King Edward and William Bp. of Durham. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Chester; Robert Count of Meulan; Richard de Redvers: 
Hugh [i.e. Henry] Earl of Warwick; Richard de Bonneville (Bondavilla); Roger de Conyers 
(Cosners). [1101-7.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 86; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 

fo. 59. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 53; Leland, Coll. ii. 389 (summarized).] 
Richard de Redvers died in 1 107. The witnesses suggest the same date as the preceding charter. Richard 

de Bonneville may be an ancestor of the Robert who held Hutton Bonvill (Yorks. N.R.) of the bishop 

in 1166. 

547. 1101, Sept. 3. Windsor 

Charter (in diploma form) of Herbert Bp. of Norwich reciting: That by order and grant 
of William II and Henry I he has founded the Cathedral church of Holy Trinity, Norwich, 
and made divers gifts to it for the food and raiment of the monks. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Gerard Abp. of York; 
Gundulf Bp. of Rochester; Maurice Bp. of London; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Sampson Bp. 
of Worcester; John Bp. of Bath; Osbern Bp. of Exeter; Robert Bp. of Chester; Ralph 
Bp. of Chichester; John Bp. of Tusculum, legate; Henry Earl of Warwick; Simon Earl of 
Northampton; William Earl Warenne; Roger Bigot; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; Robert 
Malet; Nigel [d'Oilli] the constable; Alan fitz Flaald; William Malet; William Pincerna; 
Gilbert Abbot of Westminster; Serlo Abbot of Gloucester; Henry Abbot of Battle; Stephen 
Abbot of York; Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey; Richard Abbot of St. Albans; Richard Abbot 



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of Ely; Roger the chancellor; Herbert Cameraiius; Everard the chaplain; Roger the 
chaplain. 

[Norwich Cath. Regg. i, fos. 17v°, 19v°; ii, fos. 1 (bis), SV (bis) (copies): Bodl. Dugdale MS. XI, fo. 85 
(transcript 'ex Registro de Binham fo. 200'). Monast. iv. 15; Saunders, First Register, 32, 38.] 
Farrer, //(/;. 25. 
'Facta est haec donatio anno ab incarnatione Domini millesimo centesimo prime mense Septembris 

ordinatione beati papae Gregorii apud Wyndesores." 
The charter exists in two forms. The shorter beginning ' Infirmitatis' is alleged to have been given informally, 
before the 'parliament' at Windsor. The text of both is the same except for the invocation, but the 
shorter is stated to have had the following Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Waldric (sic) the chan- 
cellor; Roger Bigod; 'EuAo Dapifer; Robert Malet; Nigel the constable; W[illiam] the butler. If genuine 
Waldric must be an error for William and the date be before 21 Apr. 1101. 

548. 1101, Sept. 3. Windsor 

Charter (in diploma form) by Henry I: That he has granted the manor of Thorpe to the 
church of Norwich and Bp. Herbert with sac and soc, &c. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Robert Duke of Normandy (the King's brother); 
Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Gerard Abp. of York; Gundulf Bp. of Rochester; Maurice 
Bp. of London; John Bp. of Bath; Osbert Bp. of Exeter; Robert Bp. of Chester; Robert 
Bp. of Lincoln; Ralph Bp. of Chichester; Samson Bp. of Worcester; Ranulf Bp. of Dur- 
ham; John Bp. of Tusculum, legate; Tiberius, papal chamberlain: Robert Count of Pon- 
thieu; Stephen Count of Brittany; Robert, Count of Meulan;i Eustace Count of Boulogne; 
Henry Earl of Warwick; Simon Earl of Northampton; Earl William de Warenne; William 
Count of Mortain; Earl Roger of Poitou; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; Wilham Pincerna; 
Richard de Redvers; Robert fitz Hamon; Alan fitz Flaald;- Gilbert fitz Richard; Robert 
Malet; William Malet ;3 Roger fitz Richard; Gilbert Abbot of Westminster; Serlo Abbot 
of Gloucester; Henry Abbot of Battle; Stephen Abbot of York; Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey; 
Odo Abbot of Chertsey; Richard Abbot of St. Albans; Richard Abbot of Ely; Roger the 
chancellor; Everard, Robert Pecche, Thomas, Humfrey,-* Robert, Osbern, chaplains; 
Herbert Cainerarius; Waldric the chaplain; Peter of Valognes; Wilham de Warelwast. 
[Copies in Norwich Cath., Regg. i, fo. 16v": ii, fo. 2 (bis); iii, fos. 50, 227v°; B.M. Add. MS. 5846, fo. 386 
(from an autograph in the possession of Matthew Howard, 1728). Monast. iv. 16, from C. Reyner, 
Apostolalus Bened. in Anglia (1626), tr. ii, § 6, pp. 146-7; Saunders, First Register, 28.] Farrer, Itin. 26. 
'Facta est igitur haec donatio anno ab incarnatione Domini millesimo centesimo primo, indictione nona, 
epacta 18. concurrente 1, Luna 6. tertio nonas Septembris.' 

' Monasticon and some MSS. Rutland (!). - Monasticon, &c. Harald. 

^ Om. Monasticon, &c. * Monasticon, Winfrid. 

549. [1101, Sept. 3. Windsor?] 

Charter of Anselm Abp. of Canterbury, ' vicar of Pope Paschal ' : Confirming the sanction 
given by William II and Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] to make Holy Trinity, Nor- 
wich, head and mother of all the churches of Norfolk and Suffolk, and to substitute monks 
for the canons there, as at Winchester, and Canterbury 'the first of all English churches'. 
Signa: Anselm Abp. [of Canterbury]; Gundulf Bp. of Rochester; MauriceBp. of London; 

Ralph Bp. of Chichester; William Bp. of Winchester; Bp. of Salisbury; Sampson Bp. 

of Worcester; John Bp. of Bath; Osbern Bp. of Exeter; Robert Bp. of Chester; Robert 
Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Gilbert Abbot of Westminster; Serlo Abbot of 
Gloucester; Richard Abbot of Ely; Stephen Abbot of York; Henry Abbot of Battle; 
Richer Abbot of [St. Benet's] Holme; Gunter Abbot of Thorney; Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey. 
[Copies in Cotton Roll, ii. 21 (exemplification by John Peckham Abp. of Canterbury in 1281); Norwich 

Cath. Reg. i, fo. 19v". Monast. iv. 20.] Farrer, Itin. 27. 
The Bp. of Salisbury docs not occur in any other list of witnesses for this date. The see had been vacant 
since the death of St. Osmund in 1099. The King nominated Roger the Chancellor at or before the 
Council of London in August or September (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 141). The omission of the name 
suggests that the formal investiture had notyet taken place. It will be observed that Roger does not 
attest as chancellor in this instance. 

550. [1101, Sept. 3?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland^ Sheriff of Berks., and all of Berkshire: 



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That he has given to St. Mary of Abingdon and Abbot Faritius the chapel of St. Andrew 
of the island [of Andresey], with the houses, and their lead, stone, and wood for building 
St. Mary's church, and has restored {reddidisse) the island itself in demesne for ever. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda (uxore med); Roger the chancellor; Nigel d'Oilli; Urse 
d'Abitot; Ralf Basset. [1101-Mich. 1102.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 134v° and C. IX, fo. MSV. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.) 

ii. 52.] Farrer, hin. 41. 
The place and witnesses are consistent with a date of 3 Sept. 1101. The Abingdon chronicler (ii. 50) attri- 
butes the acquisition of the lead from Andresey to the solicitation of Abbot Faritius and Grimbald the 
leech who were in attendance on the Queen before her first confinement. Sir J. Ramsay puts the birth 
of the Empress Maud in Jan. or Feb. 1 102, which is again consistent with the date suggested. (Cf. 
Nos. 565-7.) 

551. [1101, c. Oct.] 

Letter by Henry I to Pope Paschal : That he had hoped the Pope would send the pallium 
to Gerard Abp. of York without insisting on a personal visit from the abp. But as the abp. 
himself is anxious to see the Pope, the King has dispatched him to Paschal, and now prays 
that he may have a favourable reception. The King asks the prayers of the Pope. 

[For the MSS. see Liebermann's Quadripariitus, 58-72. Brompton's Chronicle in Twysden's Scriptores 
Decern, p. 999. Liebermann's Quadripariitus, 152.] 

552. 1101, Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Maurice Bp. of London and Hugh de Bocland [Sheriff of 
Essex] and his barons of Essex: That he has granted Eudo Dapifer the city and tower and 
castle and all the fortifications of Colchester as they were held by the King himself, William 
II, and William I. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William Giffard, Elect of Winchester; Robert Count 
of Meulan; Earl Henry his brother; Roger Bigod; Gilbert fitz Richard; Roger his brother; 
Robert fitz Baldwin ; Richard his brother. 

[B.M. Harl. MS. 312, fo. 92 (copy). Cart. St. John's, Colchester, i. 27; Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 
p. 328.] Farrer, Itin. 32. 

'In prime Natali post concordiam Roberti comitis fratris mei de me et de illo.' 

553. [1101.] London 

Precept by Henry I to Josceline de Riparia: To do to Faritius Abbot of Abingdon the 
service due from his fief [of Beedon, co. Berks.] as his brothers did it to Abbot A[delhelm]. 
'Quod nisi feceritis ipse abbas inde te constringat per feodum tuum.' 

Witnesses: Robert fitz Hamon; per W. de la Rochelle. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143v°; C. IX, fo. 150v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 92; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 92.] Farrer, ////;. 35. 
The recovery of this service in the abbot's court is placed by the chronicler {Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 

129) in 1101. 

554. 1101 

Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. [of Worcester] and Walter Sheriff of Gloucester- 
shire and all the barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: That he has given to God 
and S. Peter of Gloucester and Serlo the abbot the manor of Maisemore, for the souls of the 
King's parents, of William his brother, of himself and Queen Matilda. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 

[P.R.O. (Chancery) Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 119 (copy). Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 22.] 
The date is given by the Gloucester Chronicle [Cotton MS. Dom. A. VIII] (Monast. i. 549). 

555. [1100-1.] London 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Thetford and Roger Bigod and all the barons, 
French and English, of Norfolk: Of a confirmation to St. Peter of Gloucester and the 
monks, of the church of St. Peter in the market at Norwich [i.e. St. Peter Mancroft], which 
William I gave them. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. [1 100-7.] 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 123v° (copy). Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 34.] 

The description of Herbert as Bp. of Thetford suggests the date llOO-I. 



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556. [1100-1?] 

Notification by Henry I to M[aurice] Bp. of London and Roger de Valognes and his 
justiciars, barons, citizens, and lieges of London: That he has restored and confirmed in 
perpetuity, to the church and canons of St. Martin le Grand, their whole tenure and soc of 
Cripplegate, which the King's brother [William II] took from the church on account of the 
discord between them and Count Eustace. They are to hold this property with soc and sac, 
toll and team and infangthief, as freely as in the time of William I and William II. 
[West. Abb. Mun. Bk. 5, fo. 19 (copy); B.M. Lansd. MS. 170, fo. 62 (transcript).] 

The form of the address appears to imply that Roger de Valognes was sheriff. But Hugh de Bocland was 
already sheriff before 27 July, 1101 (No. 532), and seems to have retained the office till 1107 (E.H.R. 
xxxvii. 163). It seems reasonable to suppose that Roger de Valognes preceded him, though it is possible 
that Hugh's tenure may have been interrupted, widening the limits of date to 1 100-7. 

557.* [1100-1?] 

Confirmation (spurious) by Henry I to the church of St. Nicholas, Spalding: Of all that 
the monks have now, or hereafter shall have, in the King's realm, whether in England or in 

Normandy. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; WilHam Bp. of Durham; Robert fitz Hamon; WiUiam 
the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer; Roger Bigod and many others of the King's court. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 35296, fo. 8v" (copy); Cole's transcript of Spalding Chart. Add. MS. 5844, p. 146. 

Motiast. iii. 217 (VI) (incorrectly) 'Ex vet. Apographo penes . . . Oldfield armig.' 1648.] Farrer, Iriii. 19. 

The three writs attributed respectively to William 1, William II, and Henry I run on continuously and have 

only one set of witnesses between them. The genuine charter (if there is one) is probably of William II ; 

see Vol. I, No. 386. 

558. [1100-1?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to Walter son of Ansger and all ministers of sea-ports: That William 
Giffard, Bp. of Winchester, and his monks and men buy wine, salt and fish, &c. for their 
own use quit of toll as Bp. Walkelin did under WilHam I. 

Witness: Gilbert de I'Aigle. [1100-18.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 14v° (copy). E.H.R. x,vxv. 394.] 

The nature of the grant suggests the earliest date possible for a charter dated at Brampton. Walter son of 
Ansger may have been Warden of the Cinque Ports. After 1 106 he seems to attest mainly in Normandy. 

559. [1101?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to G[erard] Abp. [of York] and Robert de Lacy and all his 
barons of Yorkshire: That he has given to the abbey of St. Mary of York, in perpetual alms 
and quit of all earthly service, Ousefleet and [Great] Armin, and whatever he held in Hal- 
denby, and whatever lies between Ousefleet and Armin free from any interference. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Nigel de Albini; William Peverel of Nottingham. 
[1101 or 1104-8.] 

[Chart. R. 41 Hen. Ill, m. 8 (Inspeximus). Cat. Chart. R. i. 461 ; Farrer, E. Y.C., No. 470.] Farrer, Itin. 201 . 

The address to Robert de Lacy suggests an early date, and Flambard was in England in the autumn of 
1101. 

560. [1102, Jan.?] Gillingham 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln: That he has restored to Ranulf Bp. 

of Durham the property which he held of him and his barons. The bp. is to reseise him 

of all property held of him, and if anything has been taken therefrom, it is to be restored to 

him after Candlemas, to hold as under William II. 

Witnesses: WiUiam Bp. of Winchester; Robert Count of Meulan. [1101, Aug.-1102, Jun.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. Sev"; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 

IV, fo. 59v"'. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 46.] 
On the date of this and the following charters see Dr. Craster's remarks in Arch. Ael., loc. cit. Candlemas 
1 102 is perhaps a more likely terminus ad quern than Candlemas 1 103. If, as seems possible, Gillingham 
is in Dorset, these charters may closely precede No. 564, which would then be identifiable as Westbury 
(Somerset), both places being on the road from Shaftesbury to Wells. 

561. [1102, Jan.?] Gillingham 

Notification by Henry I to Robert de Lacy: That the King has restored to Ranulf Bp. 
of Durham the property which he held of him and his barons. Robert is to reseise him of 



HENRY I 17 

all the property of St. Cuthbert, and all lands and churches which he had in the sheriffdom 
of York. Also the timber {maten'em) of his house in York, and the land on which he was 
to build it. 
Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Robert Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 31\°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 86; Cotton MS., Claud. D. 
IV, fo. 59v°. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 47.] 

562. [1102, Jan.?] Gillingham 

Notification by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury, Hamo Sheriff [of Kent], and all 
faithful of Kent: That he has restored to Ranulf Bp. of Durham St. Martin of Dover, and 
all that he had in Kent in the time of William II. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; [Robert] Count of Meulan; Eudo Dapifer. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 38; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, f°. 87; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 
fo. 59v°. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 47.] 

This is the sole evidence of Flambard's right in St. Martin's. 

563. [ 1102, Jan.?] Gillingham (Ryllyngham) 

Precept by Henry I to the barons and vavasours owing ward to Rockingham Castle: To 
dwell in Rockingham Castle at the summons of Michael de Hameslap, who has the keeping 
of it. Michael or the sheriffs of the counties where they hold land are to enforce obedience. 

Witness: of Gloucester. [1100-29.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 536 (copy). Stenton, English Feudalism, 283.] Farrer, ////;. 544. 

Michael de Hamslape was dead in 1131 (No. 1719) and his latest attestation is in II 19 (No. 1204). If the 
witness is Milesof Gloucester the charter is probably after 1121. But Michael was at Rockingham 1104-6 
(Nos. 743^), and the witness may be Walter of Gloucester. No. 784 is attested by Roger of Gloucester, 
but this was a charter personally concerning himself The place-date suggests that the present charter 
was issued in 1 101 or 1 102 and that Rockingham had been committed to Michael in consequence of 
the invasion of Robert of Normandy. 

564. 1102, Feb. 8. Westbury 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has granted to Eudo Dapifer all 
the lands of which he was seised on the day when William II was alive and dead. 

Witnesses: Robert, Count of Meulan; Earl Henry, his brother. 

Dated: 'In prima die Sabbati post Purificationem Sancte Marie post concordiam inter 
me et Robertum fratrem meum.' 

[Copy in Colchester Cartulary (Wrest Park). Carl. St. John's, Colchester, i. 26.] Farrer, Ilin. 36. 

565. [1101, Sept.-l 102, Feb.] Sutton [Courtenay] 

Precept by Queen Matilda to Hugh of Bocland [Sheriff of Berks.] : To let Faritius Abbot 
of Abingdon have lead from the houses in Andresey for the use of his church at Abingdon. 
Witnesses: Ralph of Tew (Tiuu); Bernard the clerk. 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 134a. 2; C. DC, fo. 1436. 1. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 51.] 

Farrer, Iiin. 40. 
This grant was made by the Queen during her first confinement, after Roger of Salisbury had become 
chancellor. (Cf. No. 550.) 

566. [1101-2?] Sutton [Courtenay, Berks.] 

Precept by Henry I to Urso Sheriff of Worcestershire: That he shall allow the salt of the 
monks of Abingdon to be free from all toll and custom, and that he command his servants 
of Droitwich ( Wice) that they do no wrong to the goods of the said monks. 

Witness: Hugh de Bocland. [1100-8.] 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143; C. IX, fo. 150 (copies). Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 88; Bigelow, Plac. 
Anglo-Norm. 92.] 

567. [1101, Sept.-l 102, Feb.] 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Hugh de Bocland [Sheriff of Berks.] and all her lieges 
of Berks. : That she has given to Faritius Abbot of Abingdon the houses and all the buildings 
on the island of St. Mary [Andresey] for the repairing of the monastery of Abingdon, and has 
restored the island itself. King Henry has confirmed this grant at her request. 

Witnesses: Roger the chancellor; Grimbald the physician. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 1346, and C. IX, fo. 1436. 2. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 51.] 
Farrer, Itin. 39. 

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568. [1100, No v.- 1102, Feb.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to the church of SS. 
Julian and Botolph, Colchester, and the canons, for the souls of his parents and predecessors 
and the salvation of himself and his wife, Matilda, all the possessions which they have now 
or may acquire in the future with soc and sac, toll and theam and infangthief, and all the 
liberties which pertain to the royal dignity, and with all the immunities (quietationibus) 
which any church possesses in England. The servants (servientes) of the church are to be 
free from all gelds, aids, and every secular exaction. £10 penalty for the infraction of these 
liberties. 

Witnesses: Maurice Bp. of London; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; Eudo Dapifer. Per Queen 
Matilda. [1100-7.] 

[Pat. R. 5 Hen. VI, pt. 2, mm. 15-14 (Inspeximus). Cal. Pat. R. 5 Hen. VI, 415.] Farrer, Itin. 33. 
The omission of the mention of offspring makes it probable that this is before Feb. 1102. On the date 

see Dickinson, Austin Canons, 98-103. The canons were probably still secular at the time this charter 

was granted. 

569. [1100, N0V.-IIO2, Feb.] Westminster 

Notification [interpolated] by Henry I generally addressed: Confirming to the canons of 
SS. Julian and Botulph, Colchester, for the souls of his parents and predecessors and for 
the welfare of himself and Queen Matilda, his wife, all the lands which the canons hold 
in Colchester, with the third part of a mill under the castle called 'Midelmelne'. Also the 
serjeanty and lands given them by Hugh fitz Stephen, held by the service of finding a horse 
worth 55., a sack, and a skewer (aculeum), for forty days at the King's cost, whenever the 
King makes an expedition to Wales.' The penalty for disturbing the canons is £10. 

Witnesses: Maurice Bp. of London; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; Eudo Dapifer. [1100-7.] 

Per Queen Matilda; Warin fitz Gerald; Simon fitz Peter.'- 

[Pat. R. 5 Hen. VI, pt. 2, mm. 15-14 (Inspeximus). Monast. vi. 105 (ii).] 

' The service identifies this holding with the serjeanty in Layer de la Hay held in 1227 by William fitz 
John and by the Prior of Colchester in 1236 (Book of Fees, pp. 1350, 590). This suggests that this document 
is a subsequent adaptation of the previous charter. 

" The two latter names are those of witnesses who attest charters of Henry II, and cannot be in place 
here. They suggest that a charter of Henry II has been omitted in the Inspeximus. 

570. [1102] Whitsuntide (May 25). Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Hamo the sewer and all French and English of Kent: That he 
has granted to the canons of St. Martin of Dover all the lands which they hold in demesne 
and as of the alms and benefice of the said church, free of geld and burghbote (opere 
castellorum). 

Witnesses: Abp. Anselm; W[illiam] Peverel of Nottingham. 

[Copies in Bodl. Laud MS. Misc. 748, fo. 38; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 87; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 

fo. 59v°. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 50.] 
Craster (Arch. Ael. loc. cit.) fixes the date as 1 102 or 1 108, 'of which the former is the more probable'. 

571. [1102] Whitsuntide (May 25). Westminster 

Notification by Queen Matilda to 0[sbert] Sheriff of Lincoln and all the King's barons: 
That she has given to the church of St. Mary's, York, £6 in land in Belton (Baltona) in 
frankalmoign. 

Witness: R[einhelm], the Queen's chancellor. 

[Pat. R. 20 Ric. II, pt. 2, m. 16 (Inspeximus); Cal. Pat. R. 1396-9, p. 75.] Farrer, Itin. 42. 

572. [1102?] June 24. Cirencester 

Notification by Henry 1 to Ranulf Bp. of Durham and Roger Picot and all his lieges of 
Northumberland: That he has granted to Richard d'Orval (de Auiea Valle), his chaplain, 
four churches in the four royal manors of Warkworth, Corbridge, Whittingham, and Roth- 
bury, with the lands, tithes, and men thereto pertaining, and with soc and sac, toll and team 
and infangthief. Roger Picot is to give him seisin, or Alvric of Corbridge or Hamo Bali- 
starhis the reeve or Ernewyn the reeve. 



HENRY I 19 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William of Warelwast ; Everard son of Earl [Roger]; 
Thomas the chaplain. [1 102-6]. 

[Copies (Iiispexiimis) in Chart. R. 18 Ed. I, m. 15, No. 54; 8 Ed. II, m. 10, No. 25; 6 Ed. Ill, m. 19, No. 

30; Percy Cart., fo. 113. Raine, Hexham Priory, i, p. i,\; Hist, of Northumberland, v. 170; Percy Chart. 

(Surtees Soc), 283: Placiia de Quo Warranto, 593; Monast. vi. 144; Nicholson and Burn, Hist, of 

Westmoreland and Cumberland, ii. 541 ; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 457.] Farrer, Itin. 182. 
Dated 'in Nat. Sancti Johannis Baptistae'. 1102 seems the most likely year as being that of the expedition 

to Bridgenorth. Warelwast was abroad in 1103 and Henry in 1105 at midsummer. Roger Picot had 

ceased to be Sheriflf of Northumberland before 1107. 

573. [1102], June 29. Geddington 

Notification by Henry I to A[nselm] Abp. of Canterbury, G[erard] Abp. of York, M[au- 
rice] Bp. of London, R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln, S[amson] Bp. of Worcester, R[obert] Bp. of 
Chester, 0[sbern] Bp. of Exeter, W[illiam] Bp. of Winchester, R[alph] Bp. of Chichester, 
G[undulf] Bp. of Rochester, H[erbert] Bp. of Thetford, H[erlwin] Abbot of Glastonbury, 
W[illiam] Count of Mortain, R[obert] fitz H[amon], A[iulf] the chamberlain, &c. : Granting 
the city of Bath to St. Peter of Bath and Bp. John, with the right of holding a fair on St. 
Peter's day. 

Witnesses: M[aurice] Bp. of London; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; S[amson] Bp. of Wor- 
cester; H[enry] Earl of Warwick; R[obert] fitz H[amon]; Urse d' Abitot; A[iulf] the cham- 
berlain; W[illiam] de Albini; W[alter] Huse (Hosaf). [1102-3.] 

[Copies in Wells Cath. 'Liber Albus', i, fo. 16; B.M. Egerton MS. 3316, fo. 176. Chart. R. 18 Ed. II, 
No. 15 ; 6 Ed. Ill, No. 18 ; Cambridge C.C.C. MS. c,\i, fo. 107. Hearne's Adam de Domerham, i, p. 285 ; 
Monast. ii. 268 (corrupt); Hunt, Cartulary of Bath Priory (calendared), p. 47.] Farrer, Itin. 75. 

'In dieSS. Petri et Pauli.' 

Probably between Henry's operations at Arundel and those at Bridgenorth. 

574. [1102 c. June?] Wabridge [Hunts.] (("/; e\7?e^/7/o«e) 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Sheriff of Huntingdon : To reseise Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey 
of his land of Hurst which William the falconer {accipitrarius) withholds from him; and 
if afterwards William claims anything therein let the abbot do him right {sit ipse abbas incie 
ad rectum). Ten pounds forfeiture for any failure to do justice in this (pro penuria recti). 

Witness: Earl Simon. [1100-10.] 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. 217.] 

Roger seems to have ceased to be sheriff by 1110. The phrase in expeditione suggests that this charter was 
issued during Henry's journey north towards Tickhill in 1 102. 

575. [1102, c. June?] Ramsey 

Precept (Sciatis quod volo et precipio atque concedo) by Henry I to Gerard Abp. [of York], 
Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Osbern the sheriff, Guy (Wido) de Balliol, and the barons of Lincoln- 
shire, Yorkshire, and Northumberland: That Ranulf Bp. of Durham is to have all his 
lands, men, and goods within borough and without in the three counties named which his 
predecessor, William, had and all the property and customs belonging to his bishopric as 
in the time of William II. If he has been disseised of any of this, it is to be restored as soon 
as he has come to terms with the King. Anything of his own, beyond this, is to be restored 
to him at once (cito). 

Witnesses: Urse d'Abitot; Eustace de Brdteuil. [1101, Aug.-1102, June.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 38; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 86v°; Cotton MS. Claud. 

D. IV, fo. 59v". Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 48.] 
Probably of nearly the same date as the preceding. 

576. [1102, July?] Wolverhampton 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh son of Turstin : To pay his geld with Abbot Faritius of Abing- 
don as he was wont, so that the abbot be not distrained on for his land, on pain of £10 for- 
feiture. If he fail to do so quickly, Aubrey of Berkshire is to compel him by seizing his cattle 
(per pecuniam tuam) under the same penalty. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1100-5.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143v°; C. IX, fo. 150V. Hist.Mon.de Abingdon, u.9\\B\gt\o^, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 110.] Farrer, Itin. 329. 
The mention of Aubrey [de Vere], who appears in some early charters as joint-sheriff with Hugh de Boc- 

land, suggests an early date, especially as the dispute with Hugh son of Turstin as to Sparsholl was 



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settled in 1 105 (Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 126). Wolverhampton is on the way to Bridgenorth, which 
Henry besieged in 1 102 (Ord. Vit., Hist. Eccl. iv. 170). 

577. [1102, June or July?] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to his justiciars, foresters, &c., of Essex: That he has granted 
that the abbot and monks of Colchester and their tenants be free from all pleas of the forest, 
and from vexations and hindrances of his foresters if they take anything in their own wood. 
The abbot may keep leporarii to hunt hares "ad opus infirmorum monachorum'. 'Et volo 
et firmiter precipio quod abbas et homines sui sint liberi et quieti de expeditatione canum 
in omnibus terris suis quas habent de honore Eudonis dapiferi mei.' 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William Giffard, Elect of Winchester; Robert Count 

of Meulan; Henry Earl of Warwick; Roger Bigod; Gilbert fitz Richard; Roger his brother. 

[Copies in Colchester Cartulary (Wrest Park); P.R.O. Forest Proc. (Exch. T.R.) [E. 32], 16, m. 7. Cart. 

St. Johns, Colchester, i. 20.] Farrer, Itin. 143. 
William Giffard was elected 3 Aug. 1100; consecrated 11 Aug. 1107. He left England in 1103 to avoid 
being consecrated by Gerard of York; but returned by 1105 (Ramsay, F.E. ii. 259). Possibly about the 
same time as the grant of Colchester to Eudo Dapifer (No. 552) from the similarity of witnesses. Henry 
was probably at Geddington on 29 June, 1 102. 

578. [1102?] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln and all his barons and lieges of Hun- 
tingdon: That he has granted to Earl Simon 60 acres in his forest of Agden (Akedeii) on 
the side of Kimbolton (Chenebotona) to essart, and to house his man, Geoffrey. 

Witnesses: Richard Engaine; Gerald de Caux (Calz). [1100-13.] 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 29 (12) (copy).] 
'Et pacem meam habeat. T. eodem.' 

Probably of the same date as No. 580. See also No. 583. Kimbolton was forfeited by William de Warenne 
in 1101. 

579. [1102, c. June?] Brampton 

Precept {mando et precipio) by Henry I to R[oger] of Huntingdon and all his sheriffs and 
oflicials (ministris) that Abbot Aldwin of Ramsey and his men plead where their pre- 
decessors were used to plead in the times of King Edward and of the King's father; since 
the King (like his father in an earlier writ) will not have them unjustly treated. 
Witnesses: Urse d'Abitot and Roger Bigod. [1100-Mich. 1102.] 
[Original penwE. Fellowes, Esq., at Ramsey Abbey (a.d. 1886); B.M. Add. Ch. 33641 (pretended original) ; 

Bodl. Raw!. MS. B. 333 (copy). Cliron. Abb. Rames. (R.S.), p. 218.] Farrer, Itin. 47. 
This charter can hardly be later than Michaelmas 1102, the date of Aldwin's deposition, since Roger 
Bigod died in 1 107, the year of Aldwin"s restoration. The charters issued at Brampton and Brigstock 
are likely to be of about the same date as that issued at Geddington (No. 573). The B.M. charter de- 
scribes Henry as dei gratia rex, and inverts the precept to a prohibition of its contrary. It cannot there- 
fore be Mr. Fellowes's original which was collated with the Rawlinson MS. by W. D. Macray. 

580. [1102?] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey and the 
whole convent and Hugh de Bocland and the King's lieges of Bedfordshire and Hertford- 
shire: That he has confirmed a concord between Abbot Aldwin and Reinald of Argentein 
respecting the mills of Ickleford [co. Herts.] and the land which is of the abbot's and 
Reinald's fee. Reinald to hold for life, and the abbot afterwards to have the land ' Cum omni 
augmentatione et emendatione quam Reinaldus faciet super terram illam'; and let Gundric 
hold the mills of the abbot as he held them of Reinald. And if Reinald dies in England, he 
is to be buried in the abbey. Reinald is to pay the abbot 10.?. a year for this agreement. 

Witnesses: Gerald de Caux (Cat): Robert Gerbert. [1100-11.] 

[Copies in Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333; P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] i. 28 (Ramsey Cart.), fo. 137v°; 
Chart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 29. Ramsey Chron., 216; Ramsey Carl. ii. 60. Monast. ii. 570(xxxvi).] Farrer, 
Jiin. 220. 

Aldwin was deposed in 1 102, but returned to his abbey in 1 107-8 and held it till 1111 or 1112. 

581. [1102, c. June?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to R[oger] the Sheriff [of Huntingdon] : To reseise Abbot Aldwin of 



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the land which William fitz Osmund holds unjustly and afterwards, if William claims any 
right in the land, let the abbot do him right in his own court. 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Urse d'Abitot. [1100-7.] 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333 (copy). Ramsey Cliron. (R.S.), 217.] 

582. [1102, c. June] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to R[oger] the Sheriff [of Huntingdon]: To reseise Abbot Aldwin of 
the land which the son of Oidelard [rubric 'Odelard'] holds unjustly, and if the latter makes 
any claim of the land let the abbot do right in his own court. 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Urse d'Abitot. [1100-7.] 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Chron. (R.S.), 217.] 

583. [1102, c. June?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to Roger the Sheriff [of Huntingdon] and Richard Engaine: To cause 
Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey to have his woods and all his necessities, except stags and hinds 
and swine, as his predecessor had them in the time of William I. 
Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Urse d'Abitot. [1100-7.] 
[Copies in Chart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 29; Ramsey Cart. (P.R.O.), fo. 141v°. Ramsey Cart. ii. 82; Ramsey 

Chron. 218.] Farrer, Itiii. 46. 
The Engaines held Pytchley and Laxton by the service of wolf-hunting (Feudal Aids, iv. 1,18) and Richard 
seems to have been keeper of the forests in Northants. 

584. [1102, June?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland and Haldene: That St. Albans have its cus- 
toms, socs, and sacs, as in the times of WiUiam I and II and of the King, as the charters 
of St. Alban and the writs of William I and II purport. 

Witness: Eudo Dapifer. Per Robert Doisnel. [1100-16.] 

[Cotton MS. Nero D. 1, fo. 154 (copy). Matt. Paris, Chron. Maj. (R.S.), vi. 40.] Farrer, ////;. 271. 

The mention of Haldene and Robert Doisnel suggests an early date. The former is presumably the 
Domesday tenant of Tewin. 

585. [1100-Mich. 1102?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs and officials of England: To let the building-materials 
of the church of Thorney and food and clothing for the monks go free of toil and custom 
under a penalty of £10. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii); Bodl. Dugdale MS. 146vo (from a Thorney Reg.); Harl. 
MS. 258, fo. 138 (transcript).] 

Probably of the same date as No. 587. 

586. [1100-Mich. 1102?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to the Abbot of Ely and Roger of Huntingdon: That the Abbot of 
Thorney hold his land of Whittlesea [co. Cambs.] as under William I and William II. He 
is not to make the Abbot [of Elyj's causeway {tuum . . . pontem) or do any service which he 
did not do to the abbot's predecessor. 

Witness: Her[bert] de Ros. 

[Copies in C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii) v°; Harl. MS. 258, fo. 138 (transcript).] 
A Herbert de Ros is mentioned as lately holding lands which formed part of the endowment of Norwich 
Cathedral in 1101 (No. 547). 

587. [1102, f. June?] Brigstock [co. Northants] 

Order by Henry to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Os[bert] the sheriff: To reseise the Abbot 
of Ramsey in half a carucate of land in Threckingham (Triking/iam) [co. Lines.]. 
Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Urse d'Abitot. [1100-7.] 
[Copies in Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333; P.R.O. Ramsey Cart., fo. IV. Ramsey Cart. i. 237; Ramsey Chron. 

(R.S.), 217.] Farrer, /fm. 146. 
This charter seems to belong to the same set as the preceding although the abbot is not named. 

588. [1102, c. July-Aug.?] Blyth 

Precept by Henry I to R[oger] Bigod and Osbert the sheriff, and Richard fitz Gotse and 
all sheriffs in whose shires the monks of St. Mary of Blyth have lands: To cause the monks 
to have all their tithes and customs as in the days of the King's father and brother, and of 



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Roger de Bully. Whoever retains their rights, the sheriff of that land is to give them satis- 
faction out of the chattels of the wrongdoer. This refers particularly to the tithes of Appleby 
(Appelbeia) [co. Line] and Assington (Assintona) [co. Suff.]. 
Witness: Simon de Moulins (Mellent). [1 101-7.] 

[Copies in Harl. MS. 3759, fo. 96 (Blyth Cart.; no witness); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 152, fo. 131 (transcript 
from a roll of Blyth Prior>'). Raine, Hisl. of Blyth, 184 (2).] Farrer, Ilin. 44. 

The place suggests 1 102 when Tickhill Castle was surrendered to Henry (Ord. Vit. iv. 171). The tithes of 
Appleby were given by Roger de Bully, the founder. The mention of the sherift's of Lincoln and Suffolk 
as well as of Notts, appears to correspond with the mention of Appleby [Lines.] and to identify 
'Assintona" with Assington [co. Suff.]. 

589. [1102, July-Sept.] Hereford 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs: To reseise Ranulf Bp. of Durham of his lands, customs, 
and property of which he has been disseised since the death of William IL To cause all the 
men who have unjustly left his land since the death of William Bp. of Durham to return. 
This order is specially (nominalim) to Roger Picot [Sheriff of Northumberland], and specially 
concerning Herbrand and his other men. 

Witness: Urse d'Abitot. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 84v°; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 
fo. 58v''. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 49.] 

The precept concerning Herbrand is a postscript separately attested. 

590. [1102, July-Sept.] Hereford 

Precept by Henry I to Osbern the sheriff, and his ministers of Yorlcshire: To reseise 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham of all lands of his bishopric, especially Cleveland (Clivelanda) which 
Copsi gave to St. Cuthbert, and of all his men who went forth from his land after the 
death of Bp. William without judgement and without law. And if anything beyond has 
been taken, it is to be restored. 
Witness : Urse d' Abitot. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 85; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 
fo. 58v". Monast. i. 241; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 932; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 137 (from Moiiast.) — 
all incomplete — Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 50.] Farrer, Itin. 187. 

591. [1102, July-Sept.] Hereford 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Bigod and Ralph Passelewe and all of Norfolk and Suffolk : 
That the Holy Trinity and Herbert Bp. of Thetford hold their manor of Thorpe free from 
this {hoc) and all other gelds, as the King held it in his own hands. 

Witness: Robert Malet. 

[D. & C. Norwich, Reg. ii, fo. 25 (bis) (copy).] 

592. [1102, Autumn.] Newnham-on-Severn (Mive/zaw) 

Precept by Henry I to all his barons and sheriffs, &c. : That all the chattels of the Abbot 
and monks of Gloucester be free of toll and customs. 
Witnesses: Roger the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer. 

[P.R.O. (Chanc.) Gloucester Cartulary, fo. 160 (copy). Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Clone, ii. 134; Bigelow, Plac. 

Anglo-Norm. 74.] Farrer, ////;. 31. 
Henry finished his campaign against Robert de Belleme before Michaelmas 1102. He did not go to the 

campaign through Gloucestershire but through Northamptonshire. Probably, he returned by way of 

Gloucestershire. 

593. [1102, Autumn?] Newnham-on-Severn (Mire/io/H) 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Walter Huse (Hosato) and all the 
lieges, French and English, of Wiltshire: That the King has granted to the monks of St. 
Martin, Marmoutier, by Tours, the church of Corsham (Coseham) [Wilts.] with all the 
appurtenances in lands, tithes, &c.; to hold quit of all services, gelds, scots, and all other 
pleas except murder and larceny, and no one is to take lodging there without licence of 
the monks. 

Witness: Hasculf son of Eudo. [1 100-10.] 

[Pat. R. 10, Ed. Ill, pt. ii, m. 30 (Inspeximus); Cal. Pat. R. 10 Ed. Ill, 313 (abstract).] Farrer, Itin. 3I5a. 
Corsham was obtained from St. Stephen's of Caen by Henry I (Round, C.D.F. 157 (No. 453)) as part- 
exchange for Burton Bradstock (see No. 601). Walter Huse was Sheriff of Wilts. 1100-10, when he was 



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succeeded by William de Pont de I'Arche (No. 948). Hasculf may possibly be the same as Hasculf de 
Saint- Jammes or de Saint-Hilaire, on whom see Stapleton, Magn. Rott. Scacc. Norm, i, p. Ixvi. 

594. [1102, Autumn?] Newnham [on Severn] 

Notification by Henry I to all his foresters, hunters, and bowmen (arcarii) beyond Severn 
and in Dene: That he has given to God and St. Peter of Gloucester all the tithes of his 
hunting in that region. 

Witnesses: Robert fitz Hamon; Per Reginald [? Roger] de Berkeley. [1100-5.] 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fos. 176v°, 228v°. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 177 and 301.] 

Farrer, Iiiii. 13. 
The catalogue of donations says 'tempore Petri Abbatis", who was appointed 5 Aug. 1 104. The mention 

of Robert fitz Hamon proves it is not later than Spring 1105. Henry was in Normandy during the 

autumn of 1104. It is probable that the catalogue is wrong and that this charter belongs to 1102 as 

Farrer assumes. 

595. [1102, c. Sept. 29.] Sutton (Suthona) 

Notification (volo ut sciatis) by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland and all his ministers in whose 
districts St. Alban holds lands : That he has granted to the church of St. Albans, at the request 
of Abbot Richard, soc and sac, toll and team, and all customs everywhere as Stigand held 
them at the death of King Edward. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Ranulph Bp. [of Durham]; Roger the chancellor; 
William Peverel of Dover; Nigel de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Nero D. I, fo. 154 (copy). Matt. Paris, Chron. Maj. (R.S.), vi. 38.] Farrer, Itin. 283. 
The mention of Roger in two apparently contemporary charters as chancellor and bishop fixes the date. 
Ranulf had returned to England pardoned by the treaty with Robert in 1101. 

596. [1102, c. Sept. 29.] Sutton (Suthtona) 

Notification by Henry I to bps., earls, barons, sheriffs, &c., in all shires in which St. 
Alban the Martyr holds lands: That he has confirmed to the church of St. Albans and the 
abbot and monks all their lands with certain rights of jurisdiction as full as the King's 
ministers could demand in his name 'pro redempcione anime mee et parentum meorum'. 

Witnesses: W[illiam] Bp. of Winchester; Ranulf Bp. [of Durham]; Roger Bp. [of 
Sahsbury]; William Peverel of Dover; Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 29 Ed. I, m. 3, No. 20; 6 Ed. II, No. 39; 2-4 Ed. IV, No. 9; Confirm. R. 2 
Ric. Ill, pt. 1, No. 1 ; Cotton MS. Nero D. I, fo. 154v°. Cal. Chart. R. iii. 19; Matt. Paris, Chron. Maj. 
(ed. Luard), vi. 38.] Farrer, Itin. 282. 

This must be of the same date as No. 595. 

597. [1102, Sept. ?] Sutton 

Precept by Henry I to Richard de Redvers (Rudenis) and his ministers: To let the monks 
of St. Swithun, Winchester, hold the hide of land in the Isle of Wight where stone used to 
be quarried as under William I and William II and take stone without disturbance. 

Witness: Eudo Dfl/)//er. [1100-7.] 

P.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 15v'' (copy); E.H.R. xxxv. 390.] 

598. [1102, before Michaelmas.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to William^ the chaplain and R[obert] de Lacy and Richard son 
of Gotze: That he wills and commands that the monks of Blyth have and hold the tithe of 
Laughton [en-le-Morthen] [Yorks. W.R.] as on the day when the King took for his own use 
the castle of Blyth. And let them hold this tithe as Roger de Bully granted it. 

Witnesses: Robert fitz Hamon; Waidric the chaplain.- 

[Harl. MS. 3759, fo. 120 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. No. 9, fo. 181v° (transcript). Raine, Hist, of 

Blyth, 36.] Farrer, Itin. 138. 
It is tempting to account for the address to William the chaplain by the absence in Rome of Abp. Gerard 

in the summer of 1102. (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 132-7.) 

' 'G.', Harl. MS. " Omitted in Dodsworth MS. 

599. [1101-Mich. 1102] 

Charter of Henry I to the priory of St. Wulmar in Boulogne: Confirming to the canons 
the manor of Nutfield, in Surrey, at the prayer of Ida Countess of Boulogne, who held that 
manor from William I, and for the welfare of his realm, Matilda his wife, and their children. 



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Signa: [Elias?] de Saint-Saens (Sancto Sidonio); King Henry; Anselm Abp. of Canter- 
bury; Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William the chamberlain (cubicuJarius); 
Mary the Queen's sister; William Devereux (de Evereus); Roger the chancellor; Guy (Wido) 
de Balliol; Everard the scribe. 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 1 (30) (copy). Monast. vii. 1114: Landon, Carlae Antiquae, No. 
30.] Farrer/m;. 29. 

Suspicious in form; but the witnesses may be genuine. 

Mary was married to Eustace Count of Boulogne, in 1102 (Florence of Worcester, ii. 51). 

600. [1101-Mich. 1102.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to R[ichard] son of G[otse] the Sheriff [of Derbyshire] : To do right 
without delay between Nigel (Cart. Nicliolaum) the Abbot [of Burton] and Nicholas of 
Stafford, the sheriff, concerning the land of Coton-in-the-Elms {Cotes). If Nicholas will 
not appear in court to prove his title, the abbot is to be seised without delay on pain of £10 
forfeiture; since the shire testifies, under the writ of the King's brother, that the abbot ought 
to be seised. The King desires that the abbot shall suffer no further wrong in the matter. 

Witnesses: W[illiam] Giffard, Bp. of Winchester; R[oger] the chancellor.^ 

[Burton Cart, (belonging to the Marquis of Angelsey) (copies). Wm. Salt Soc, Old Series, v(l), pp. 9 and 

12.] Farrer, Iiiiu 204 (reading 'R[anulf] the chancellor"). 
' The first of the printed copies reads Regis Cancellario Apud Winton., so that Roger seems more likely 
than Ranulf. In any case this writ must be prior to No. 766 which is attested by Waldric (1 103-6). 

601. [1101-Mich. 1102] 

Notitia of a charter by Henry I to St. Stephen of Caen : Granting the manor of Burton 
Bradstock (dictum Briditono) in Dorset, with other places and the customs pertaining to that 
manor 'partim pro corona caeterisque ornamentis eidem coronae adjacentibus quae pater 
eius moriens praedicto sancto dimiserat'. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Edgar 'rex Scotiae'; Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
John Bp. of Bath; Robert Count of Meulan; Eudo Dapifer; Roger the chancellor; Richard 
de Redvers; Hugh de Envermeu; William Malet; Nigel d'Oilli. 

[Paris, Bibl. Ste Genevieve, MS. 1656, fo. 18 (abstract only). Deville, Notices, iv. 16.] 
The witnesses suggest 3 Sept. 1101 as the date, but nothing is known of any visit by King Edgar, nor does 
he witness any other charters of Henry I known to us. William's bequest of the regalia is confirmed 
by a charter of Henry II (Round, C.D.F., No. 452. See also Regesta Vol. I, No. 397). 

602. [1101-Mich. 1102.] London 

Notification of Henry I to all his barons and officials: That he has confirmed to God and 
St. Peter and the Abbot and monks of Gloucester, in free and perpetual alms, all the gifts 
of Hugh de Lasci. These gifts (of which a fist is given) they are to hold free and quit of shires 
and danegelds and all gelds and customs. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; R[oger] the chancellor; R[obert] de Montfort; Nigel d'OiUi; 
Urse d'Abitot. 

[Copies in Cart, of St. Guthlac's, Hereford: Balliol (Oxford) MS. 271, fo. l.\.\viiiv°; P.R.O. Llanthony 
Cartulary (C. 115. 6683), Tit. XVI ad/in.] 

A shorter charter to the same effect, addressed to the King's men and officials, is witnessed 
by: Queen Matilda; R[oger] the chancellor; B. [i.e. Robert] de Montfort; Nigel d'Oilli; 
Hamo Dapifer; Urse d'Abitot; R[oger] Bigod. At London. 

[Cart, of St. Guthlac's, ibid.] 

The longer version is probably an expansion of the shorter. The Gloucester Chronicle (Cart. Glouc. i. 
84) puts Hugh's original gift in 1 101 or in 1 100 (ibid., p. 326; and iii. 256). 

603. [1101-Mich. 1102.] 

Precept by Henry I to Richard de Redvers: To let the church of St. Peter, Winchester, 
and the Bp. and monks have the land in the Isle [of Wight] where the quarry (quadraria) 
is, as William II's writ orders. Otherwise Alfred of Lincoln shall give them seisin. 

Witnesses: Roger the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer. 

P.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 15v° (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 390.] 

604. [1101-2], after Sept. 29. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he has confirmed to [Maurice] the Bp. 



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of London and the canons of St. Paul's all the lands and tenures which they possess; to 
hold with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and all liberties and customs which 
they ever enjoyed in the time of William I. If anyone infringes this privilege he shall answer 
to the King; for his will is that the said church be as free as he desires his soul to be in the 
day of judgement. 
Witnesses: Roger the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 26 (10): St. Paul's Cath. A. 69 (Roll of Charters of 
Liberties: a defective copy of 12th c); 'Liber Pilosus", fo. iiia (18v°): 'Statuta minora' (MS. W.D. 20), 
fo. VIV; P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae 1 [a]. 4; Chart. R., 9 Ed. II, No. 37 (Inspeximus); C.U.L. Add. 
MS. 1075, fo. 79: B.M. Harl. Roll I. 1 (copy onnspe.ximus). Simpson, Registnwi, p. 1 14: Cal. Chart. R. 
iii. 292; Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 29; Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 4.] Farrer, Itiii. 52. 

'Post festivitatem S. Michaelis. ' 

The King's style is given as H. gracia Dei rex Anglorum; and the concluding sentence is suspicious. The 
copy in Roll A. 69 omits the second witness, the place of issue, and the date. 

605. [1101-2], after Sept. 29. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all barons and sheriffs where St. Paul's has lands: That the canons 
are to have their customs, as attested by writs of King Edward, William I, and Henry 1,^ 
and any transgressors shall pay the penalty by judgement of the King's Court. 

Witnesses: Roger the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer. 

First seal of Henry I in white wax. 

[Original in St. Paul's Lib., A. 59, 7: copies ibid.. Liber L, fo. 14: A. 69 (Roll of Charters), m. 2v'>; 

'Liber Pilosus', ff. 2b, 3a. Transcribed by Camden, Cotton MS. Jul. F. X, fo. 4. Davis in Tout Essays, 

p. 52; Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 24.] Farrer, Itiii. 52." 
'Post festivitatem Sancti Michaelis.' 

' A second copy A. 69, m. 2v°, adds the words 'et mea', which appear to have been written in the original 
and afterwards erased, or faded out. 
^ Farrer gives references to printed copies of the preceding charter, having clearly confused the two. 

606. [1102, Oct.?] Reading 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and all of Buckinghamshire: That he 
has given leave to Hugh de Bocland to have a warren in his land of Kensworth {Chennes- 
worda) [co. Herts.]. 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; U[rse] d'Abitot. [1100-7.] 

[Copy in St. Paul's, London, 'Liber Pilosus', fo. inb. Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 41.] 

Hugh de Bocland appears to have held Kensworth at fee-farm from St. Paul's (Gibbs, op. cit.. No. 124). 

607. [1102, early Oct.] Reading 

Notification by Henry to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Earl Simon, and sheriffs: That he has 
granted the abbey of Ramsey to Bernard, a monk of St. Alban's. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; G[erard] Abp. [of York]; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert 
Count of Meulan. 

[P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] I. 28, fos. 55 and 191 ; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). Ramsey 

Cart. i. 237, ii. 293; Chron. Abb. Raines. [R.S.], 219.] Farrer, Itiii. 56. 
Abbot Aldwin was deposed by Anselm at Michaelmas and Abp. Gerard set out for Rome not long after. 

608. [1101, 1 Aug.-1102, 23 Nov.?] 

Notitia of a charter by Henry I to Robert de Lacy: Granting to him land in Chippingdale, 
Aighton, and Dutton formerly held by Warin Bussel. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] Portf. 1, No. 36, m. 2. Farrer, Lancashire Pipe Rolls and Early Lancashire 

Charters, 382.] 
The date is subsequent to some of the forfeitures which followed Duke Robert's landing in England and 

before the grant of Aighton by Robert de Lacy on 23 Nov. 1 102. See Farrer, op. cit., p. 385. 

609. [1101, 1 Aug.-1102, 23 Nov.?] 

Notitia of a grant by Henry I to Robert de Lacy : Of the land of the castlery of Pontefract 

which remained out of the possession of Robert, and which the King deraigned against him. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] Portf 1, No. 36, m. 1 ; Portf 3, No. 27, mm. 3-4. Farrer, E.Y.C., 1418.] 

This and the other charters of which notices are preserved in the roll quoted were found at Pontefract 

Castle c. 1327. 



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610. [1101, 1 Aug.-1102, 23 Nov.?] 

Notitia of a charter by Henry I to Robert de Lacy: Granting Woolley [co. Yorks.] (Ulsin- 
ople) for a carucate of land. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] Portf. 1, No. 36, m. 2. Farrer, E.Y.C. 1419.] 

611. [1101, 1 Aug.-1102, 23 Nov.] 

A^onr/a of a charter by Henry I to Robert de Lacy: Of Bowland [co. Lanes.] which he held 
hitherto of Count Roger the Poitevin (comite Pictavensi) but is henceforth to hold of the 
King. Also of his lands in Yorkshire, of which the King had challenged the title, and for 
which Robert vouched the warranty of William de Say (quam idem R. de W. de S. avoabat). 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] Portf. 1, No. 36, m. 2. Farrer, Lane. Pipe R. and Early Lane. Charters, 
382; E.Y.C, 1420; Dugdale, Baronage, i. 99 (abstract).] 

'Ex autographo nuper in Castello de Pontefract' (1695). 

For date see No. 608. 

611a. [1101, 1 Aug.-1102, 23 Nov.?] 

Notitia of a charter of Henry I to the same granting that his land should not be afforested 
or be otherwise in the forest than on the day when the King last crossed the sea. [1 100-14.] 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] Portf. 1, No. 36, m. 2. Farrer, E.Y.C. 1422.] 

Probably of the same date as the preceding charter. 

612. [1101, 1 Aug.-1102, 23 Nov.] 

Notitia of a charter by Henry I to Robert de Lacy: Granting the whole of the land in 
Yorkshire formerly held by William de Say. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] Portf 1, No. 36, m. 2.; Portf. 3, No. 27, m. 4. Farrer, E.Y.C. 1421.] 
William de Say was most probably e.xiled with Roger the Poitevin in 1 102 (Farrer, u.s.). 

613. [1102], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of SaHsbury, Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Hugh de 
Bocland, William of Oxford, and all the barons and lieges of Berks, and Oxon. : Of a 
general confirmation to Abbot Faritius of Abingdon of all his demesnes as William I 
confirmed them to Abbot Reginald. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Roger Bp. of Salisbury, Rainald the [Queen's] chancellor; 
William [de] Werelwast. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 1426; C. tX, fo. 150. Monast. (1846), i. 521 (xviii); Hist. Mon. 

de Abingdon, ii. 86-87.] Farrer, ///;;. 57. 
'Apud Westminster, in Natale domini." 
A fuller version of the charter with the same date, which immediately follows in the cartulary, is 

witnessed by Queen Matilda and Roger Bp. of Salisbury only. 

614. [1102, Dec. 25?] Westminster 'in concilio'. 

Notification by Henry, King of the English, to R[ichard] de Belmes and Hugh de Falaise 
and the barons of Sussex: That the King has restored to Ralph Bp. of Chichester the land 
outside the wall of Chichester 'sicut melius unquam tenuit die Roberti de Belisma; et dono 
ei suum passagium de Hoctona [i.e. Houghton Ferry] sicut melius habuit tempore Roberti 
de Belisma et antecessorum ejus'. 

Witness: Wilham de Warelwast. [1102-7.] 

[Copies in Oxford, Univ. Coll. MS. 148, fo. 2^; Chichester Cath. B, fo. 24; D.C., p. 1168; P.R.O.Curia 

Regis Roll, 38 Hen. HI (K.B. 26/151), m. 41. Monast. viii. 1168 (xxviii. Chich. Cart., No. 104 

(calendared).] Farrer, Iiin. 53. 
Probably soon after the expulsion of Robert de Belleme. A comparison with No. 810 suggests that Richard 

was Sheriff of Sussex and Hugh reeve of Chichester. Richard had probably been steward of the honour 

of Belleme in both Sussex and Shropshire. 

615. [1102, Dec. 25?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh de Bocland, Sheriff of Berks. : 
Of a grant to Faritius Abbot of Abingdon of waste land in Welford ( Waliford or Waliege- 
ford) 'ut earn excolat, sicut Crocus venator et Alfredus de Lincolnia ei monstraverunt'. 

Witnesses: Alfred of Lincoln; Drew (Droco) the huntsman; Hugh de Falaise. [1102, 
1103, 1105, 1107, or 1109.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. Hlv"; C. IX, fo. 149v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 82.] 
Farrer, Iiin. 248. 

Compare No. 616. 



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616. [1102, Dec. 25.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Croc the huntsman: To allow the monks of Abingdon to improve 
their land at Welford and Chieveley, 'illam scilicet quae non noceat forestae meae, et quod 
non sit de foresta mea'. 

Witness: Alfred of Lincoln. [1 102-10.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Moii. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 83.] 

Farrer, Iiin. 249. 
Presumably of even date with the preceding writ. 

617. [1102?] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to all his officials and lieges of Sussex: That he has granted to the 
church of Chichester and to Bp. Ralph the land which Earl Hugh [of Chester] and his 
brother Henry gave for a cemetery; namely, the land and houses on the road^ and outside 
the wall. 

Witness: Robert Count of Meulan. [1100-9.] 

[Copies in Oxford, Univ. Coll. MS. 148, fo. 2v°; Chichester Cath. B, fo. 24; D.C., p. 1168; P.R.O. Curia 
Regis Roll, 38 Hen. Ill (K.B. 26/151), m. 41. Monasl. viii. 1168 (xxvi); Chich. Chart., No. 103 (abstract).] 

Christmas was spent at Westminster in 1100-3, 1105, 1107, 1109. 

' Dr. Salter suggested that ' in via ' might be for ' infra ", but the roll of Henry III agrees with the Cartulary. 

618. [1102, Dec. 25.] Westminster 'in concilio' 

Notification by Henry I to Richard de Belmeis and Fulk the sheriff and all the barons of 
Shropshire: That the monks of St. Remi of Reims are to hold their land in Shropshire as 
freely as in the days of William I and Wilham II. They are to have full justice if anyone 
attempts to usurp their rights. 

Witness: Waldric the chaplain. 

[Pat. R. 6 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 8 (Inspe.ximus). Monast. vii. 1043 (No. V) (from the cartulary, incorrectly), 
and 1099 (from inspe.x. of Ed. III).] Farrer, Iiin. 51. 

Date as argued by Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, ii. 193-4. The argument, however, is not absolutely 
conclusive. It rests on the assumption that this writ is subsequent to No. 614 because Richard de 
Belmeis could not be in Sussex and in Shropshire at the same moment. But if (as seems probable) he 
was at the head of the Belleme estates in both counties he might be addressed in his several capacities 
at the same time, and Farrer puts both writs down as at or about Michaelmas. So that Waldric 
might have become chancellor either after Michaelmas or after Christmas. 

619. [1102?] Westminster (/>? co/7C/7/o) 

Precept by Henry I to Rembert [of Hastings] and Robert [son of Ralf] of Hastings: To 
enjoin on all the barons of Hastings to make enclosures against the land of the Abbot of 
Battle, as they did in the time of William I and of Abbot Gausbert. 

[Copy in Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 14 (without witnesses).] 

620. [1100-2.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland, the sheriff, and all the barons of Herts. : 
That he confirms the exchange which the monks of Bermondsey made with Ivo de Grant- 
mesnil, giving Andredeberia [ Enderby, co. Leic. ?] in exchange for Widford ( Widiferte), [co. 
Herts.]. 

Witnesses: Henry Earl of Warwick; William Bainard; Winebald de Baalon. [1100-8.] 

[Cotton MS. Claud. A. VIII, fo. IHV (18th-c. transcript); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 78, fo. 28 (from a 

Bermondsey Reg.).] 
William Bainard was disgraced in 1 1 10 (Farrer, Itin. 259). This exchange is confirmed by No. 665, though 

that charter is itself doubtful. The date 1 1 14 given by the Bermondsey chronicle is impossible. Ivo de 

Grantmesnil went to the Holy Land after his disgrace in 1102 and seems to have died on the journey 

(Ord. Vit. iv. 168). 

621. [1102] 

Charter by Robert Duke of Normandy to St. Stephen of Caen: Granting a market in the 
manor of Cheux {Ceus) [Calvados], in inheritance for ever, and an annual fair at any time 
the monks may select. 

Signa: Robert Count of Normandy; Eustace de Breteuil; William Abp. of Rouen; 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham; [Turold] Bp. of Bayeux; William the chamberlain; William Earl 
Warenne; Robert de Montfort; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Renand d'Orval (de Aurea Valle); 



28 CALENDAR 

William de Ferrers; Ralph Taisson; [Ralph] Bp. of Coutances; Robert Marmion; Robert 
de Grantmesnil ; Robert Doisnel. j 

[Original in Archives of Calvados (seal broken); Paris, Bibl. St. Genevieve, MS. 1656, fo. 17 (Latin ab- 
stract); P.R.O. Transcripts 8/140, B (i), p. 152. Round, C.D.F., No. 451 (p. 155) (abstract); D'Anisy, 
Catalogue, i. 271 (abstract); Deville, Notices, iv. 16 (abstract).] Farrer, Iiin. 74. 

Ranulf Flambard began to administer the see of Lisieux in Jan. 1 102 (Ord. Vit. iv. 116 and M. Prevost's 
note). William de Warenne returned to England in 1103 (ibid., p. 163). Robert de Montfort deserted 
Duke Robert at the siege of Vignats in 1 102 (ibid., p. 172). 

622. [1100-2.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Aiulf the chamberlain: Of a grant to Herlewin Abbot of 
Glastonbury, that land of Cranmore [Somerset] shall be held for 3 hides as WiUiam I 
granted to Harding of Wilton. 

Witnesses: Urse d'Abitot; Roger, chaplain. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Wood empt. i; Trin. Coll. Camb. MS. 724, fo. 96. Moiiast. (1846), i. 62 from Hearne, 

Aikim de Domerham, 597.] 
Roger the chaplain may possibly be the 'larderer' who was nominated to the see of Hereford 29 Sept. 1 102, 

but is more likely to have been Roger le Poer who became Chancellor, possibly at Easter, but certainly 

before Michaelmas 1101. 

623. [1100-2.] 

Confirmation [by Henry I] to the brethren of St. Martin of Sees: Of a grant which Arnulf 
of Montgomery made to them on 27 Aug. 1098 in the chapter of St. Martin of Sees 
(Round, C.D.F., No. 666): the grant consisting of the church of St. Nicholas at Pembroke, 
[his castle in Wales], and 20 carucates of land there; [all that his men had given or should 
give to the abbey]; land in England sufficient to provide £10, half for the footgear of the 
brethren at Sees and half for the brethren at Pembroke. The grant was witnessed by Eustace 
de Martreville, Hugh son of Warin Sheriff of Shrewsbury, Robert de Umfraville, Roger 
the dispenser, Richard de Grai, Gerard and Godfrey de Vinaz. 

Signa: The King; Anselm Abp. [of Canterbury] ; Wilfrid Bp. [of St. David's]; Arnulf son 
of Earl Roger; Robert fitz Hamon. 

[Liber Albus (Episc. Archives, Sees), No. cclxv (copy); P.R.O. Transcripts 8/140 B (iii), p. 186. Round, 

C.D.F., No. 668 (p. 238) (calendared).] 
Anselm left England before 27 Aug. 1098 and never met Rufus again. The confirmation may belong to 

the reign of Henry L In that case it must have been granted before the revolt of Arnulf in 1 102. 

624. [1102?] London 

Writ by Queen Matilda to Roger Picot: Reciting the grant to St. Alban, St. Oswin, 
and Abbot Richard of the land of Archil Morel. 
Witness: Bernard the chancellor. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 123 (copy); Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 80 (transcr.); Gibson, Tynemouth Priory, 

ii, App. xix.] Farrer, Itin. 178. 
Bernard presumably succeeded Reinhelm, nominated Bp. of Hereford in Oct. 1102, but not consecrated 

till 1107. It is doubtful if Picot was Sheriff of Northumberland after 1103. 

625. [1100-2.] 

Precept (Facite) by Henry I to Roger de Martinwast, chaplain, and Henry de Port: To 
cause the church of Havant to be quit of all customs and plaints as in the time of William II 
and Bp. Walkelin. 

Witness: Waldric the chaplain. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 17 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv, 390.] 

626. [1103. Jan. 13.] Sahsbury 

Confirmation by Henry I: Of a concord made, in the King's presence at Salisbury, be- 
tween William Abbot of Fecamp and Philip de Braose, respecting eighteen burgesses in 
Steyning to whom the abbot had proved his right against Philip's father, William de Braose, 
in the time of King William I, but Philip had afterwards seized them. Philip now consents 
to hold them of the abbot in fee. An arrangement is also made respecting the rights of a 
warren; and a bridge over the river which impedes ships; and the parish of St. Cuthman; 
and the toll which Philip's men took from the burgesses of Steyning. Concerning the last 
matter, Philip was given a respite till the Purification (2 Feb.); but he then made default. 



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Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda. Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bp. of 
Salisbury; John Bp. of Bath; Robert fitz Hamon; Hanion his brother; Eudo Dapifer; 
Richard de Redvers; Roger Bigod; Humphrey de Bohun; William de Albini; Gilbert fitz 
Richard; Roger de Nonant; Waldric the chancellor; Henry de Port; Payn Peverel; Walter 
fitz Ansger. 

[Arch. Dep. Seine-Inf. (original); P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52] No. 19 (4); Pat. R. 40 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, 

m. 41. Monast. vii. 1083.] Farrer, Itin. 59. 
A long list of witnesses given £.v parte S Trinitaiis including John of Sees, Herbert de Ros, Richard of 
Bayeux (the King's Champion): and (ex parte Philippi). Robert (his brother); and others. The date given 
above is that of the concord, as stated at the beginning of the document. 

627. [1103, C.Jan. 13?] Salisbury 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: Confirming to William Bp. of Winchester 
and the monks their liberties as under Edward and William I and William II. Anything 
taken from them is to be restored within three days and three nights on pain of forfeiture 
of all possessions. 

Witnesses: Ursed'Abitot; Humphrey de Bohun. [1101-8.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 13v° (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 389.] 

628. [1103, c. Jan. 13? Salisbury?] 

Notification (concedo) by Henry I addressed generally: Granting St. Peter and the bp. 
and monks of Winchester freedom from toll and ferry-dues (passagium) throughout England 
as under William I and William II. 

Witnesses: Urse d'Abitot; Humphrey [de Bohun]. [1101-8.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 14 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 389.] 

629. [1103, c. Jan. 13?] Salisbury 

Notification by Henry I to Walter Sheriff of Gloucestershire and all the barons of 
Gloucestershire: That the King has granted the monks of Gloucester free warren in their 
land beyond the Severn in the wood and in the open country. No one is to hunt there on 
pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witness: William de la Rochelle. [1100-28.] 

[Copies in Pat. R. 1 Ric. II, pt. 2, m. 23; P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 176v"; Cat. Pal. R. 
1377-81, 68; Gloiic. Carl. ii. 176.] 

Walter retired from his offices in or before 1128. William de la Rochelle does not attest late charters. 

630. [1103?] Ludgershall 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Winchester and the sheriff, barons, and lieges of 
Hants: That he has allowed Stephen fitz Arard to give Romsey Abbey, along with his daugh- 
ter, 20 solidates of land; viz. a fourth part of the mill at Totton; and a virgate with a villein 
thereto pertaining (cum ipso rustico) at Ridge [in Romsey] (Ryse); and two-thirds of the 
tithe of Whitsbury ( Wyteberia). 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Ralph Dapifer; Geoffrey the chamberlain. [1103- 
31 July 1106.] 

[Chart. R. 52 Hen. Ill, m. 4 (Inspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. ii. 102 (5).] Farrer, Itin. 164. 

631. [1103?] Ludgershall 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard Abp. of York, Robert de Lacy, sheriff (Rolh. vice- 
comitide Laceio), and Roger Picot: That he confirms to the monks of Tynemouth the lands 
of Archil Morel. 

Witness: Queen Matilda. [1102-31 July 1106.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fos. 116 and 123v° (copy); Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 79 (transcript). Gibson, Tyne- 
mouth Priory, ii, App. xx (from Lansd. MS.).] Farrer, Itin. 179. 

632. [1103, Jan.?] Exeter 

Notification by Queen Matilda to her ministers of Lifton [co. Devon]: That she has 
granted to the church of St. Mary, Tavistock, her customs in 'Oddetriwe' [Guthery?], viz. 
22^. and one awm (ainbram) of rye. 

Witnesses; William de Warelwast; Michael de Hamslape. [1 100-7.] 

Copy in Tavistock Cartulary (Woburn Abbey), fo. 15v°. E.H.R. Ixii. 354.] 



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633. [1103, Jan.?] Durweston (Z);>eii7>?.?/o;;a) 

Precept by Henry I to Richard de Redvers and Geoffrey de Mandevill: To reseise St. 
Mary and the monks of Tavistock of Denbury {Devenebir') [co. Devon] which Roger de 
Nonant has. Anything taken is to be restored at once. 

Witness: Alfred of Lincoln. [1 100-7.] 

[Copy in Tavistock Cartulary (Woburn Abbey), fo. 2. E.H.R. Ixii. 354.] 

A writ similarly addressed (No. 662) is limited to 1 100 or 1 103. 

634. [1 103, c. Mar. 8.] Canterbury 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm and Hamo the sheriff and all his barons of Kent: 
That for the love of God and the Virgin, he grants to the nuns of Mailing a market in Mailing 
'et ut consuetudinaliter ibi fiat unaquaque die Sabbati ab omnibus qui advenire volunt 
ex omnibus partibus'. This he granted at the prayer of Queen Matilda. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert fitz Hamon; Alan fitz Flaald; 
William de Albini. [1101-3.] 

[Chart. R. 21 Ed. Ill, m. 12, No. 22 (Inspeximus). Cat. Chart R. v. 56 (8) Monast. iii. 383; Reg. Roffense, 
486.] Faner, Ilin. 68. 

635. [1103, c. Mar. 8.] 

Notification by Henry I to Hamo the sheriff and Gilbert of Tonbridge and the barons of 
Kent: That the King has confirmed the gift made by Abp. Anselm of the manor of Little 
Mailing to the nuns serving Christ in the diocese of Rochester. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert fitz Hamon; William de Albini. [1100-5.] 

[P.R.O. Chart. R. 21 Ed. Ill, No. 22 (Inspeximus). Cat. Chart R. v. 56 (6) Monast. (1821), iii. 383 
(witnesses only); Thorpe, Reg. Roffense (1769), 486.] Farrer, ////;. 67. 

636. [1103, c. Mar. 8?] 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed for England : Confirming all grants to the 
church of St. Andrew at Rochester, particularly those of Bp. Gundulf. 

Signa: King Henry: Abp. Anselm; Gundulf Bp. of Rochester; Queen Matilda et filiae; 
Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor; William Warelwast; Robert Count of 
Meulan; Henry Earl of Warwick; Gilbert of Tonbridge; Robert fitz Hamon; Robert fitz 
Baldwin; William de Albini; Robert de Montfort; Eudo Dapifer\ Alan fitz Flaald. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Dom. X. fo. 99: 'Textus Roffensis', ccxii. Hearne, Textus Roffensis (1720), 224-7; 
Monast. i. 163 (omitting signa); Thorpe, Reg. Roffense (1769), 33-34.] Farrer, Itin. 69. 

Anselm left England in Apr. 1 103. Waldric was chancellor after 29 Sept. 1 102. 

637. 1103. [c. Mar. 8.] Dover 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm, bps., abbots, and sheriffs, &c. : That he has 
given Bernard Abbot of Ramsey sac and soc over all his land and infangthief and all the 
customs of his church in borough and out of borough at Christmas and at Easter and at 
other feasts as William I commanded by his writ to Abbot Ailsi. 

Witnesses: Earl Simon [de St. Liz]; Roger Bigod; Urse d'Abitot. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] (Ramsey Cart.), fo. 55b; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, fo. 14; 
Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Chron. (R.S.), p. 219 and Ramsey Cart. i. 238.] Farrer, Itin. 70. 

Bernard was elected 1 102; and Henry was at Canterbury (on his way to Dover) about 8 March. 

638. [1101-3, Mar. 29.] Easter. Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury, William Bp. of Winchester, Henry 
de Port the sheriff, and the lieges of Hants; That he grants Hayling Island (Harnigeiam) 
with its appurtenances to St. Peter of Jumieges, with sac and soc, toll and theam and infang- 
thief, and all other customs. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Henry Earl of Warwick; Robert fitz Hamon; 
Richard de Redvers; Robert fitz Anschetill. 

[Inspex. of Ed. II, 1318, Archives of the Seine-Inferieure; Chart. R. 11 Ed. II, No. 9. La Roque, Maison 
d'Narcourt, iv. 1409; Round, C.D.F. 54; Monast. vii. 10886 (from Chart. R. 11 Ed. II, No. 9); Vernier, 
Cliartes de Jumieges, i. 135.] Farrer, Ilin. 37. 
'Apud Wincestram in Pascha.' 
Robert fitz Hamon d. 1 107 and no Easter court was held at Winchester from 1 104 to 1 108. 



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639. [1103, Mar. 29?] Winchester 'in concilio' 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester and William Earl Warenne, and 
Ralph (Radulfo) fitz Nigel and all the barons and lieges of Surrey: That he has granted to 
Peter (Petreio) the Prior and the monks of Bermondsey the gift of Balham [co. Surrey] 
which Nigel de Monville {Munivilla) gave them and which his wife confirmed at Bermond- 
sey in the presence of William Bp. of Winchester and William Malet and Manasser Arsic. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1103-31 July, 1106] 

[Chart. R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 57 U'l'ipe.ximiis). Cal. Chart. R. iv. 182.] Farrer, Itin. 210. 

The (very untrustworthy) Annals of Bermondsey date Nigel's gift in 1 103 {Ann. Monasl. iii. 430). Ralf 
fitz Nigel presumably preceded Gilbert the Knight as Sheriff of Surrey, and Gilbert was sheriff during 
Waldric's chancellorship (No. 659). 

640. [c. 1103, Mar. 29?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to the sheriffs [of Northumberland], Ligulf and Alvric : Of a grant 
to St. Alban, St. Oswin, and Abbot Richard of the manor of Eglingham. 
Witnesses: .... and Urse d' Abitot. [c. 1103-8.] 
[Copies in Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 124; Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 80v° (transcript). Gibson, Tynemoulh: 

ii, App. xvi (from Lansd. MS.).] 
This charter must be earlier than No. 822. Aluric and Ligulf appear as sheriffs possibly as early as 1 103 

(No. 643). 

641. [c. 1103, Mar. 29?] Winchester 

Precept [by Henry I] to Ligulf and Alvric the sheriffs and all his lieges of Northumber- 
land: That St. Alban and St. Oswin and Abbot Richard are to hold 'Guedesho' [Lilburn?] 
and Bewick and all the other land which Archil Morel had, the gift of Queen Matilda, and 
no one is to do [them] wrong. 

Witnesses: .... and Urse d' Abitot. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI. fo. 124 (copy). Hist, of Northumberland, viii. 55 (abstract).] 

642. [1103, c. Mar. 29?] Ashling [Suss.] (?) {apud Esselingas) 

Precept by Henry I to Osbern Sheriff of Lincolnshire and his ministers of Yorkshire: 
That land of Ranulf Bp. of Durham is to be in the King's peace, and they are to let him have 
his men, wherever found, who went out of his land without proof of claim (diraciocinacione) 
and without law (hga) since the death of Bp. William, with their cattle (pecunid). If they 
fail, Walter, the King's cross-bowman of York, shall do it, but they shall make amends. 

Witnesses: Wald[ric] the chancellor; William de Albini. [1103-6.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 85; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV. 

fo. 58v°. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 51 ; Leland, Coll. ii. 389 (summarized).] 
Dr. Craster suggests that 'Esselinge' may be in Normandy, where the King was first in 1 104. This would 

make the limits of date 1 104-7. 

643. [1103, c. Mar. 29?] 'apud Halvam (or Hasbam)' [Halnaker?] 

Precept (prohibeo) by Henry I to Osbern Sheriff [of Yorks.] and Liulf and Alvric of 
Corbridge (Colebrugh) [joint sheriffs of Northumberland], and all barons of Northumber- 
land and Yorkshire: That they are not to receive in their land any of the men of Ranulf 
Bp. of Durham, nor their cattle (pecuniam), on account of the cattle (pecuniam) which the 
bp. is giving the King. 

Witnesses: de Lisures (Lusor). Per Willelmum Elemosinarium. [1 103-6.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 84v°; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 
IV, fo. 58^. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 52.] 

Closely connected with the preceding. Craster suggests 'Les Damps' as the place, but Halnaker is within 
6 miles of Ashling. The similarity of subject of these two writs with that of Nos. 589-90 suggests that 
the earliest possible date is the most likely and the comparatively short distance from Ashling to Win- 
chester (about 48 miles) makes 'about Easter 1 103' a tempting guess. 

644. [1 102-3, 3 Apr.] Westminsteri 

Precept by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. of Norwich and all barons, lieges, and officials of 
Norfolk and Suffolk, &c. : That the monastery and burgesses, and all residents of St. 
Edmunds [Bury] and all the manors of St. Edmund are to have the same liberty which they 
enjoyed under Cnut and Edward. No secular person or royal official is to meddle with the 

' Add. MS. (in error) 'St. Edmund's'. 



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said borough or the men dvvelUng in it except the abbot and convent and their officials. The 
abbot and convent and burgesses are to be quit of toll and other customs in all fairs and 
markets throughout the King's lands; no one is to molest them on pain of the King's for- 
feiture. The monastery is to have its soc with its 8| hundreds as in the days of King Edward. 
All the demesnes of St. Edmund are to be quit of all scots and gelds for ever. All the free 
tenants in the 8i hundreds are to come to the great courts (magna placita) of the abbot; 
those who refuse to do so may be distrained. On this account they are to be free from suit 
of shire and hundred in Suffolk. 

Witnesses: Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Maurice Bp. of London; R[oger] Bp. of Salis- 
bury; R[obert] fitz Hamon; R[oger] Bigod; A. de Ver. 

[Copies in P.R.O., D.of L. Misc. Bk. [D.L. 42], No. 5, fo. 69: Exch. Transcripts [E. 132], No. 20(1): Album 
Registrum S. Edmundi (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 39v°; Harl. MS. 638, fo. 27 and 743, fo. 60: C.U.L. 
Ee. ill. 61, fos. 127-8, and Ff. ii. 33, fo. 29; Chart. R. 9 Ed. I, No. 3. Cal. Chart. R. ii. 258; E.H.R. 
xxiv. 425 (viii); Pinchbeck Register, 297 (from inspex. 4 Ed. Ill); Douglas, Feudal Docs. 62-63.] 
Farrer, Itin. 58. 

645. [1100-3, Apr.] 

Charter of William Count of Mortain, confirmed by Henry I and Queen Matilda; 
Recording and confirming the gift by his father Robert and himself to St. Martin's, Mar- 
moutier, and St. Mary of Mortain of the manor of Puddlehinton (Pidele) [co. Dorset], and 
giving in addition those of Withyham and Blackham [co. Sussex]. 

Sigiia: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Anselm Abp. [of Canterbury]; Gundulf Bp. [of 
Rochester]; William Count of Mortain; Alice (Adilidis) countess of Mortain. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. lat. 5441 [2], fo. 407; 12878, fo. 286 (transcripts); Round, C.D.F. 436 (No. 1209) 
(calendared).] 

William of Mortain deserted Henry in 1104. Anselm left England in Apr. 1103. 

646. [1102, Sept.-1103, Apr.] 

Notification by Henry I to A[nselm] Abp. of Canterbury and Maurice Bp. of London and 
Hugh de Bocland and all the barons of London: That he has granted to St. Peter of Cluny 
and St. Martin des Champs, [Paris],9;?!a/;5/o/;e5 of land in London which Odo Bp. of Bayeux 
gave to William Giffard, which are in the great street of London^ {in magna vice Lundoniae) 
to be held with all the liberties which William Giffard had. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda (Signum Regine Mahtild' W^'); William Giffard Bp. 
of Winchester; Eudo Dapifer; Robert Bloet Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bigod; Roger Bp. of 
Salisbury; William de Warelwast. 

Sealed with the first seal of Henry L 

[Original in Tresor des Charles, Paris, L. 1440 (now Archives Nationales K. 21, No. 14); Bibl. Nat. MS. 
lat. 10977, fo. 84 (transcript). Monast. v. 200 (note); Tardif, Archives de VEmpire, 199, No. 337; 
Depoin, Recueil, ii. 71.] Farrer, ////;. 60. 

See Round, C.D.F. 459. Tardif wrongly assigns this to 1108. Farrer assumes Anselm must have been 
in England and dates Sept. 1102-Apr. 1103. 

^ From William Giffard's Charter (Mori., I.e.) it appears that the houses were in Cheap (foro). William 
gave them for his own soul and that of Ralf de Tosni (ob. 1 102). 

647. [1100, Sept.-1103, Apr.] 

Notification by Henry to Abp. Anselm, Hamo the sheriff, and others of Kent: Confirming 
the grant by Geoffrey Talbot to Bp. Gundulf and St. Andrew's, Rochester of half of Little 
Wrotham. 

Witnesses: Abp. Anselm; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Count of Meulan; Robert fitz 
Hamon. 

[Rochester: 'Textus Roffensis' (copy). Monast. (1846), i. 164 (xvi).] 
Robert fitz Hamon ceases to attest in Spring of 1 105. 

648. Pentecost [1103, May 17]. Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard Abp. of York and Osbert the Sheriff of Yorkshire and 
all the barons of Yorkshire: That he has taken from Robert Brus 24 carucates of land in 
Reighton and Collingham in exchange for 8 carucates of land in Harpham (Harpa), 2 in 
Gransmoor ((j/-ertf/?7ora), and 12 in Eskdale, viz. 6 in Danby, 3 in Crunkley [in Danby], 2 
in the two 'Hanechetones', and 16 bovates in Lealholm. No one is to hunt in this land 



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without the leave of Robert Brus; and he is to have it with sac and see, tol and theam, 
infangthief, and all other customs as he holds other land. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan [C.P.R. Deivell, i.e. de Mell']; Nigel de Albini; 
Roger fitz Richard; David, brother of the Queen. 

[Pat. R. 2 Rich. II, pt. 2, m. 35 Unspeximus); Cal. Pat. R. 1377-81, 319.] Farrer, ///;;. 176. 

1 103 is the only year between 1 100 and 1 108 when Henry could have kept Whitsuntide at Windsor. 

649. [1103, May 17?] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to Geoffrey de Mandeville and the sergeants of the castle of Exeter: 
That Osbert the monk and the abbey of Tavistock be quit of castle-ward of Exeter for one 
knight. 

Witnesses: Roger of Salisbury; Nigel de Albini. [1102-7.] 

[Copy in Tavistock Cartulary (Woburn Abbey), fo. 6. E.H.R. Ixii. 354.] 

This is presumably very soon after the deposition of Abbot Wimund at Michaelmas 1102. Roger is 
probably the Bishop of Salisbury, nominated by the King about the same time but not consecrated till 
1 107. The witnesses and place suggest Whitsuntide 1 103 as a likely date. Richard fitz Baldwin seems 
to have become sheriff by 1107 (E.H.R. xxxvii. 162). 

650. [1103, May 24.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Earl Simon and Roger the Sheriff 
of Huntingdon and all sheriffs in whose shires Abbot Bernard of Ramsey has lands: The 
abbot is to have all his lands as well and honourably as any abbot before him; and is to 
measure the services (admensuret servitia) of his military tenants as may be advantageous 
to his church, as those of the tenants of other abbeys are measured {sicut vavassores aliorum 
abbatum regni inei admenswati sunt). He may resume all the lands which Abbot Aldwin 
gave or exchanged from the demesne of the saint; and hold all the property of his church 
well and honourably without accounting to any man. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor. 

Seal lost, formerly attached to a strip at foot of writ. 

[B.M. Add. Chart. 33642 (original); P.R.O. Ramsey Cart. fo. 55v°: Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). 
Ramsey Carl. (R.S.), i. 238; Ramsey Chron., p. 220.] Farrer, Ilin. 93. 

'In octavis Pentecostis. ' 

1 103 was the only year of Waldric's chancellorship in which Pentecost was spent at Windsor. 

651. [1103, Summer.] Brampton, co. Hunts. (Bra/;ro/0 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland, Sheriff of Berks., and to Aubrey [of Berkshire] : 
That Faritius Abbot of Abingdon give up the chattels of William of Jumieges (viz. the reaped 
corn and the cattle) which he brought from his other fiefs to the one in question. Concerning 
the houses and the standing crops and all other things let right be done by the just judgement 
of the shire. But concerning the land let the abbot do as seems fit to him. 
Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143v''; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 93; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 93.] 
This probably relates to Bradley [in Chieveley, co. Berks.] (op. cit. ii. 129). Bradley was restored by 
William before the death of Serlo Abbot of Gloucester (ibid., p. 130), 3 Mar. 1104. This writ was 
clearly issued before harvest. Waldric became chancellor about Sept. 1102. 

652. [1103] Sept 1. London 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm and Hamo the sheriff and all of Kent: That he 
has granted the monks of St. Augustine's the right of holding an annual fair on the feast 
of the Translation of the Saint (13 Sept.) at Canterbury to last for five days before the feast 
and two after. 

Witnesses: Turstin the chaplain; Hamo Dapifer. [1101-3 or 1107.] 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, fos. 88 (172), 89v° (180); Cotton MS. Claud. D. X, fo. 58 (fo. 64 from 
inspex.); Trin. Hall, Camb. MS., fo. 68; Chart. R. 20 Ed. II, No. 6; 36 Ed. Ill, No. 3; 8 Hen. IV, No. I ; 
Pat. R. 2 Hen. VI, pt. 3, m. 5; 4 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 91 v°. Hist. Mon. S. 
August. Cantuar., p. 358; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 87.] Farrer, Ilin. 198. 

The date is given as 1 103 by the author of the Historia in his chronological introduction. A difficulty is that 
Anselm had already left England by that date. Thurstan is presumably the same as the Abp. of York 
(1 1 14-40). He was at the time of his appointment in subdeacon's orders (Hugh the Cantor in Raine's 
Historians of the Church of York, ii. 129 ff.). 

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653. [1103] Sept. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph the chaplain and A[lfere] the prior and all his lieges of 
the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds : That he has confirmed to St. Edmund the land of Hawstead 
{Hahteda) [W. Suff.] as Odo [i.e. Otto the Goldsmith] and his wife granted it for the service 
of the altar. From the revenues of the said land, the treasurer of the church is to buy wine 
for masses celebrated in the monastery. 

Witness: Roger, Bp. elect of Salisbury. 

[Copies in C.U.L. MS. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 96; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25: 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. 
MS. 14847), fo. 34. Gage, Hist, of Suffolk, 406; Douglas, Feudal Docs. 61 .] Farrer, Itin. 50. 

'In vij. Kalend. Oct."' 

Roger was nominated about Michaelmas, 1102, elected 13 Apr. 1103 and consecrated in Aug. 1107. In 
the autumns of 1 104 and 1 106 Henry I was in Normandy. This writ was issued after the deposition of 
Abbot Robert 1 (29 Sept. 1 102) and before the consecration (in 1 107) of Abbot Robert II. Wendover 
(Ed. Coxe ii. 172) asserts that the deposed abbots were restored by Pope Paschal in 1 103. 
' The two latter MSS. read ' vj. Kalend. Oct.' 

654. [1103?] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Henry Earl of Warwick and William the sheriff. If Josceline [de 
Riparia] claims anything in the land of St. Mary of Abingdon at Hill [co. Warw.] let him go 
to the court of the abbot and let the abbot do him right there; the King forbids the abbot to 
answer to Josceline on that matter in any other place. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Grimbald the physican. [1102, 1103, or 1105.] 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 93; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo- 
Norm. 90.] Farrer, ////). 135. 

655. [1103?] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. [of Norwich] and R[oger] Bigod and Robert Malet 
and all his lieges in Norfolk and Suffolk: That Abbot Robert of St. Edmund's have free 
warren in all his demesnes and no man hunt there without his leave. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. [Reg. Album, Walterio.] [1102, 1103, or 1105.] 

[C.U.L. MS. Mm. iv. 19 ('Registrum Nigrum S. Edmundi"), fo. 97; MS. Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25a; MS. Gg. iv. 4, 
fo. 165v°; B.M. Add. MS. 14847, fo. 33v°. Battely, Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi, p. 53; E.H.R. xxiv. 
426; Douglas, Feudal Docs. 63.] Farrer, Ilin. 78. 

'Apud Westmonasterium in Natali Domini.' 

Waldric may have been chancellor as early as Christmas 1102 and became Bp. of Laon in Feb. 1107. 
Christmas was not kept at Westminster in 1 104 or 1 106. Robert Malet's last certain attestation is 13 Feb. 
1 105. Robert Malet had been replaced by Ralf Passelewe as Sheriff of Suffolk by Whitsuntide (5 June) 
1 104 (No. 672) and possibly before the summer of 1 102 (No. 591). It is tempting to suggest that Waldric 
is an uncritical expansion of W., i.e. William Giffard, and the date Christmas 1 100. 

656. [1103?] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept (volo et firmiter precipio) by Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] and Roger 
Bigod and all the barons of Norfolk and Suffolk: That St. Edmund [of Bury] have soc and 
sac and all customs and pleas in his 8i hundreds, as fully as King Edward gave them and 
William I and William II confirmed them. The King is not aware that he has given any of 
St. Edmund's rights to any man. 

Witness: Robert Malet. [1100, 1102, 1103, or 1105.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Ff. ii. 33, fo. 28v°; 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 39; 

Harley MS. 743, fo. 60v°. Douglas, Feudal Docs. 63.] Farrer, Itin. 79. 
'Apud Westmonasterium in natali Domini." 
Probably of the same date as the preceding. 

657. [1103?] After Christmas. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs and oflFicials in whose shires St. Edmund has lands and 
men: That all the demesnes of St. Edmund [of Bury] be quit of scots and gelds and other 
things as they were in the time of William I and William II. The men and lands of St. 
Edmund are not to pay scot otherwise than they did then ; nor are they to go to shire-courts 
and hundred-courts otherwise than they did then. 

Witness: Robert Malet. [1100-6.] 

[Copies in 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi" (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 34; C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 96v<'; 
Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 166. E.H.R. xxiv. 426 (x). Douglas, Feudal Docs. 64.] 



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'Post Natale Domini. ' 

Robert Malet was superseded by Ralph Passelewe as Sheriff of Suffolk, possibly before the summer of 
1 102 (No. 591 ), but continues to attest until 1 105 at least. 

658. [1103?] Newport (Neuport) 

Precept by Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] and R[oger] Bigod and all sheriffs in 
whose shires St. Edmund has lands; That all the demesnes of St. Edmund be quit of all gelds 
and scots as they were in the time of King Edward and of William I. 

Witnesses: R[oger] Bigod; Ur[se] d'Abit[6t]. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 97; Ff ii. 33, fo. 25; 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi" (B.M. Add. MS. 
14847), fo. 34. E.H.R. xxiv. 426 (11). Douglas, Feudal Docs. 65.] Farrer, Itin. 49. 

659. [1103?] Norwich 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester and Gilbert the Sheriff and all 
of Surrey: That he has given Waddon [in Croydon, co. Surrey] (IVadona) to the monks of 
St. Saviour of Bermondsey, in exchange for the land given to them by Hugh de Beauchamp. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor. [1103-July 31, 1106.] 
[Cotton MS. Claud. A. VIII, fo. Ill (17th-c. transcript from a Bermondsey register).] 

660. [c. 1103?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph de Aincourt (Agencurt) and William de Luvetot and all 
his lieges of Notts. : That the monks of Durham are to hold all their lands and customs and 
property in Notts, as well and quietly as they ever held them in the times of William I and 
William II and the King himself, as the King has granted and ordained by his writ. And 
in particular two carucates of land to which they have proved their right against Fulco de 
Lusors in the King's court, by the oath of the men of the shire-court. These carucates they 
are to hold by the annual rent oiAs. and no other service. The money which Fulco has taken 
is to be speedily restored. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1100-29.] 

Purham Cath. ii""" i™= Regalium, No. 7 (original?); Cart.i ii, fo. 105 (copy). Raine, Hisl. Dunelm. 
Script. Tres., App. xxxi, No. xxiii; Jount. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 240.] Farrer, Itin. 489. 

Second seal (Greenwell and Blair, 3015), the same as that of No. 505. The writing strongly resembles that 
of No. 975, also dated at Woodstock, which, however, has the third seal. Writs are not usually dated 
at Woodstock before 1 106. Fulk de Lisours was a Domesday tenant and the charter is therefore prob- 
ably before 1 106 (if genuine). 

661. [1103?] Norwich 

Notification by Henry I to Maurice Bp. of London and Hugh of Bocland and all his 
barons of Essex and Hertfordshire: That he has granted to Eudo Dapifer Sawbridgeworth 
(Sebrihworda) [co. Herts.] and Great Waltham ( Waeldham) and Saffron Walden (Waledena) 
[co. Essex] with all that pertain to them, as freely as Ansgar the Staller {E.sgar Stelra) held 
them in the time of the Confessor, and as Geoffrey de Mandeville held them in the time of 
William I; until William de Mandeville pays Eudo £1,210. 3^. which he owes as a debt to 
the King. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Walter {sic) the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; 
Richard de Redvers. [1103-Mar. 1105.] 

[Cart. St. John's, Colchester, i. 22.] Farrer, /tin. 153. 

This proves that G. de Mandeville (I) stepped into Ansgar's shoes. See Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 
37. It supports Round's suggested identification of him with Gosfrith the portreeve (ibid. 439). The 
three manors pledged by William had returned to the possession of his son Geoffrey before 1 156 (ibid. 
236). This charter must be earlier than No. 688. The writ seems to imply that the King was holding 
William's lands as a pledge for the payment of his relief, and has granted them to Eudo till the relief 
should be paid. 

662. [1100-3.] London 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Exeter, Richard de Redvers, and G[eoflrrey] de 
Mandeville, and all of Devon: That he has given to the monks of St. Nicholas, Exeter, the 
land of Harold of Exeter, viz. 'Relisdona', which they had at farm for 25^^. yearly, for his 
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Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; W. the chancellor; W[illiam] de Warelwast; Gilbert 
de Aquila. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Vitell. D. IX, ff. 28 and 66v°: P.R.O. Chart. R. 11 Ed. Ill, No. 29; Pat. R. 18 

Hen. VI, pt. 3, m. 13 {Inspeximiis). Moiiast. iii. 377 (iii): Oliver, Moiiast. Exon., p. 1 17 (ii) from Itispexi- 

miis of 20 Hen. VII.] Farrer, Ilin. 88. 
The chancellor may be either William or Waldric. Osbern Bp. of Exeter, who was succeeded by William 

de Warelwast, died in 1 103-4 (Will. Malm., Gest. Pont. 202). 

*An expanded version of the same charter, adding the land of Sherford and Kenbury, as 
confirmed by William II; to be held free of pleas and plaints, shires, hundreds, and all suits, 
geld, scot, aid, host-service, &c., and adding to the witnesses Richard Archdeacon of Poi- 
tiers; William Lord of Arundel; W. de Sainer. 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Vitell. D. IX, fo. 98. Oliver, Monast. Exon., p. 117 (ii), from an Inspeximiis of 20 

Hen. VII, in the Exeter city archives.] 
The redundant witnesses are borrowed from a charter of Henry II on fo. 27 of the Cotton MS. Compare 
Vol. I, Nos. 58, 59, and 401. 

663. [1100-3.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to M[aurice] Bp. of London and all his barons and lieges of 
London : That he has confirmed to the men of the Cnihtengild their gild and the land thereto 
pertaining as they had them under Edward the Confessor and William 1 ; and as William II 
granted by his writ and seal. The King forbids, on pain of his forfeiture, that any man do 
them wrong in despite of this grant. 

Witnesses: R.i de IVIontfort; R. Bigod; Hugh de Bock[land]. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in Guildhall, London, Letter-Book C, fo. cxxxv; Liber Dunthorn, fo. 79. Sharpe, Cal. of Letter 
Books, Letter-Book C, 219; Monast. vi. 156 (Eng. trans.); London and Middx. Arch. Trans, v. 489.] 

' N. in a Guildhall transcript, MS. 122, vol. iv, 122; and in Monast. translation which professes to follow 
the Cartulary of the Holy Trinity (Christ Church), Aldgate. Robert de Montfort accompanied Henry to 
Normandy in 1 104 and does not appear to have attested any charters in England after 1 103. 

664. [1103-4.] Winchester 'in Pascha' 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester and Roger the sheriff and the barons 
and lieges, French and English, of Surrey and Southwark: Of a grant to St. Saviour's of 
Bermondsey of Rotherhithe and Dulwich and a hide in Southwark, as the King had it in 
his demesne. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; W. de Warelwast; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; 
W. de Albini; Roger Sheriff of Surrey. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 57; Cotton MS. Claud. A. VIII, fo. 1 10 (transcript); Bodl. Dodsworth 
MS. 78, fo. 24 (incorrect transcript). Cal. Chart. R. iv. 182.] Farrer, ///'/;. 86. 

1103 and 1104 are the only years when Waldric was Chancellor in which the Easter feast was kept at 
Winchester. 

665. [1104?] 

Notification (noscat omnis fidelium sacra posteritas) by Henry I: That he has confirmed 
the gifts of his brother, Williain, to the monks of La Charite at St. Saviour's, Bermondsey, as 
well as other gifts; and himself gives them Rotherhithe, Dulwich, the hide of Southwark 
and Waddon [in Croydon], and confirms the gift by Mary Countess of Boulogne (with the 
assent of her husband. Count Eustace) of Kingweston [Somerset]. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini; 
Urse d'Abitot; William Barbe. [1102-8.] 

[Chart R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 57 (copy). Monast. v, 100 (iii). 'Ex registro Bermundsey penes Johan. Selden.'] 

The chronicle places Mary Countess of Boulogne's gift, which follows the King's of Rotherhithe, in 1114. 

The form is suspicious. Urse d'Abitot died in 1 108. The chronicle gives the impossible date of 1 127. 

Mary married Count Eustace in 1 102 (Flor. of Wore. ii. 51) and died in 1 115. If genuine, the charter 

may be assigned to 1 104 as closely connected with No. 664. 

666. [1 103-4] c. Feb. 2. London 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland, &c. : To leave the whole land of the canons of 
St. Paul's at London, namely the twenty-four hides of 'Shoe-Land' (Sceolanda), free from 
this geld and all other gelds, as it was in the time of William I and William II; and free 



HENRY I 37 

from all other customs and services as the writs of those Kings commanded. No one is to 
do the canons wrong in contravention of this privilege. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 

Third seal of Henry I (fragment, detached). 

[D. and C. St. Paul's, A. 59, No. 9 (original); also A. 69 (early copy); 'Liber Pilosus', fo. iii A (copy). 

Hisl. MSS. Comm. Rep. ix. 45 ; Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 27.] Farrer, llin. 62. 
'Post Purificationem S. Marie." 
Henry was at Romsey early in Feb. 1105 and at Northampton in 1106. 

667. [1103-4?] c. Feb. 2. London 

Notification by Henry I to all sheriffs in whose shires the Almoner of Westminster Abbey 
has lands: That he has quit-claimed for the souls' welfare of himself, his wife Queen Matilda, 
and their children, the land of the almonry of pleas, scots, aids, plaints, and other customs; 
namely the land of Paddington, [Little] Fanton [in North Benfleet, co. Essex], Claygate [co. 
Surrey], and whatever the almoner held T.R.E. in the wood of Ditton. 

Witness: Queen Matilda. [1100-16.] 

Seal, white wax on strip. 

[D. and C. Westminster, Charter xxix (2) (original); Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 482 (458) (copy). 

Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 144.] Farrer, llin. 63. 
'Post Purificationem S. Mariae.' 

668. [1103-4 Feb. 2?] London 

Notification by Henry I to all sheriffs in whose shires the Almoner of Westminster has 
lands: That he has quit-claimed these lands from pleas and plaints, shires and hundreds, 
murdrum-fines and scots, aids and ward-penny, and from all imposts and customs; to wit, 
the land of Paddington and [Little] Fanton [in North Benfleet, co. Essex] and Claygate [co. 
Surrey], and whatever the almoner had T.R.E. in the wood of Ditton. [This for the souls 
of his father and brother, at the request of the Queen.] 

Witness: Queen Matilda. 

[D. and C. Westminster, Charter xxx (3) (original); Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 482 (458) (copy). 

Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 144.] Farrer, [tin. 64. 
The words 'precatu regine", &c., are only found in the copy in Westminster 'Domesday', fo. 482 (458). 
[Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 143.] Farrer, llin. 65. 

669. [1103^], Easter. Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard Abp. [of York], Osbert the sheriff, and the barons of 
Yorkshire: Granting to the church of St. John of Beverley the customs which it had under 
Edward the Confessor and Wilham L It is to be quit of geld if it can show by good men of 
the county that it then was so. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Roger Bigod. Per Everard son of Earl Roger. 

[Harl. MS. 560, fo. 24 (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 90.] Farrer, Itin. 83. 

670. [1103-4], Easter. Winchester 

Mandate by Henry I to Hamo Dapifer and all the King's ministers: To restore to the men 
of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, the pledges that the burgesses of Canterbury took from them 
on account of an aid. The servants of St. Augustine who neither buy nor sell are not to 
contribute. 

Witness : Waldric the chancellor. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Jul. D. II, fo. 88 v"; Claud. D. X, fo. 57 v°; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 91 ; Trin. 
Hall Camb. MS. fo. 68; P.R.O. Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, No. 3; 36 Ed. Ill, No. 2; 8 Hen. IV, No. 1; 
Pat. R. 2 Hen. VI, pt. 3, m. 5; 3 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29. Hisloria S. Augiistini, 358 (from Cartulary 
at Trin. Hall, Camb.; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 88; Ballard, British Borough Charters, 107.] 
Farrer, Itin. 85. 

671. [1101-4], Easter. Winchester 

Writ by Henry I to Roger Picot, [Sheriff of Northumberland?]: Enjoining him to let St. 
Alban and St. Oswin and [the monks] of St. Albans have all their customs 'sicut unquam 
melius habuit Robertus comes tempore fratris mei'. 

Witnesses: W. de Werelwast; Nigel de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 1 156 (copy); Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 79 (transcript). Hist, of Northumberland, 
viii. 55 (5).] Farrer, Itin. 84. 

'Apud Wyncestriam in pascha. ' 



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672. [1104, Pentecost (June 5).] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] and R[oger] Bigod and R[alph] 
Passelevve and the lieges of Norfolk and Suffolk : That he has confirmed to St. Edmund 
[of Bury] the land of Stonham, {Stanham) [co. Suff.] which Albold the priest held, and the 
service of it in like manner. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 

[Copies in 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi" (B.M Add. MS. 14847), fo. 34; C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 96\°\ 
Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25. HougXa?,, Feudal Docs. (A.] Farrer, /f/n. 91. 

Pentecost was only once celebrated at Westminster in the chancellorship of Waldric. 

673. [1104, Mar. 4- Aug. 5?] 

Notification by Henry I to R. Bp. of Salisbury, and W. Huse (Hosatiis) the sheriff, and all 
the King's barons of Wiltshire : Of a confirmation to Odo and Hugh, monks, and the convent 
of Gloucester of two essarts in Chelworth [in Cricklade St. Sampson, co. Wilts.] granted by 
William II. 'Et hoc per Ared Falconer' qui ipsum manerium de me in feodo tenet.' 
[1100-10.] 
[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 43v<>. Can. Mon. S. Petri, Gloiic. i. 239.] 
Walter Huse, sheriff, 1107. He was succeeded by William de Pont de I'Arche in 1110 (No. 948). This 
confirmation 'to Odo and Hugh, monks, and the convent of Gloucester' (Monasticon, i. 545) would 
suggest 1104, during the vacancy after the death of Serlo. Edward the chamberlain (whom Salter 
(E.H.R. x.wi. 490) identifies as Edward of Salisbury) attests a charter of 1 105 (No. 684), but was not 
necessarily still sheriff. This may, however, have been a second charter of confirmation. 

674. [1104, after Aug. 15?] London 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Hugh de Bocland and all 
the barons, French and English, of Bucks. : That she had given and granted to God and the 
church of St. Mary of Abingdon Robert, the son of Hervey, with all his land [in Colnbrook] 
in alms, because Robert Gernon so (;7a) gave it to her. 

Witnesses: Roger de Courseulles {Curcellis); Robert Malet; Odo Moire. [1 104 or 1 106.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 145; C. IX, f. 152. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 98.] 

Farrer, Itin. 102. 
Robert Gernon's original gift is dated by the chronicle about the Assumption (15 Aug.) during the King's 
absence in Normandy. Henry's confirmation dated at Lyons-la-Foret (No. 676) is presumably of the 
same year a little later. It must be earlier than Milo Crispin's gift of 7 Hen. I (5 Aug. 1 106-4 Aug. 1 107) 
as the abbey would otherwise have had a lodging in Colnbrook ah-eady. Odo Moire was probably 
attached to the Queen's Chapel (cf. No. 1090). 

675. [1104?] t\rtu\{l) {Eboracum) 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Richard [son of Gotse], Roger de Lovetot, and the 
barons of Blyth: That she has given the church of Laughton-en-le-Morthen(Z,e//o«a) [co. 
York] to St. Peter's, York, for a prebend. 

Witnesses: Hervey Bp. [of Bangor]; Bernard the chaplain; John of Bayeux; John of 
Sees; Ern' [Everard?] the chaplain; Robert Malet; Ald[win] the chamberlain. ^ [1 101-6.] 
[Copies in York Minster, Liber Albus, i. 63, ii. 83; Cotton MS. Claud. B. 111. fo. 71 V. Raine, Histns. 

ofCh. of York (R.S.), iii. 30; Monast. viii. 1 179 (xx).] Farrer, Itin. 104 (reading 'fivreux'). 
This charter is presumably earlier than No. 720 which, being dated Westminster at Christmas, must be 
1 101-3 or 1 105 as Robert Malet disappears before Sept. 1 106 (see G. H. White in Complete Peerage, x, 
App. 5 1 ). He was still attesting as chamberlain in Feb. II 05 ( No. 682). If Farrer is right in giving £vreux 
as the place-date, the charter must be later than Sept. 1 104 (Ord. Vit. iv. 200) and before the end of the 
year. 

' Raine reads 'Aid' com.' 

676. [1104 Autumn?] Lyons-la-Foret [Eure] {apud Sanctum Dionisium in Leans) 
Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Hugh de Bocland Sheriff of Bucks. : 

That he has confirmed to Abbot Faritius and the monks of Abingdon the land of Robert 
fitz Hervey in Wraysbury (Wirettesberia) which Robert Gernon gave to Queen Matilda and 
she gave to Abingdon. 

Witness: Roger de Courseulles. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 145; C. IX, fo. 152. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 99.] Farrer, 
Itin. 103. 



HENRY I 39 

677. [1104.] 

Charter of Confirmation by Henry I: Of Eudo Dapifer's foundation at Colchester; and 
of the gifts made by him and many others. 

Signa: Queen Matilda; Eudo Dapifer; Waldric the chancellor; Gilbert fitz Richard; 
Gerard [Abp. of York]; Maurice Bp. of London; Samson Bp. of Worcester; Gundulf Bp. 
of Rochester; Herbert Bp. of Norwich; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Bp. of Chester; 
Ralph Bp. of Chichester; Gilbert Abbot of Westminster; Richard Abbot of St. Alban's; 
Stephen Abbot of St. Mary of York; Ralph Abbot of Sees; Gunter Abbot of Thorney 
(Toniai): Richard Earl of Chester; Henry Earl of Warwick; William Count of Mortain; 
Roger Bigod. 

[Cart. Si. John's, Colchester, i. 1 1 (copy).] Farrer, ////;. 92. 

Armitage-Robinson (Gilbert Crispin, 160) disputes the genuineness of this charter which confirms the 
possession of St. Mary Woolchurch (Newchurch), and, therefore, is not likely to have been witnessed 
by Abbot Gilbert. Round accepted it as genuine (E.H.R. xvi. 721-30). William Count of Mortain 
rebelled in 1 104 (A.S.C.), and Ralph abbot of Sees appears to have come to England in the same year 
(Ord. Vit. iv. 192). 

678. [1104?] 

Notification by Henry I to Bp. Samson and Walter the sheriff and all of Gloucestershire: 
That he has given to God and St. Peter of Gloucester and Abbot Serlo the land of Maisemore 
'ad victum monachorum'. And confirmed the grant of Aelina, the wife of Roger de Ivry; 
and those of Roger de Gloucester and Hugh de Lacy. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 1 ITV. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 18.] 
Serlo died 3 Mar. 1 104. The Cotton MS. Dom. VIII (Monast. i. 113) places Roger's gift of Coin Rogers 
and Henry's confirmation in 1 105 ' abbatia vacante per mortem Serlonis abbatis'. But Serlo's successor 
is said to have been elected on 5 Aug. 1104, whereas Roger of Gloucester was wounded at Falaise in 
the spring of 1 105, and is said to have made his gift on that occasion. 

679. [1100^.] 

Charter by Henry I to Abbot Hilgot and the monks of Marmoutier: For the souls of his 
father and mother, and for absolution of his crimes and those of Matilda, his wife, he has 
confirmed to them whatsoever was given by his father, William, King of the English, or 
by his nobles, viz. the churches of Guernsey, Heauville, Bohun, Perrieres, Vesly, with all 
their appurtenances and what Ralph Paynel gave them at York, namely the church of the 
Holy Trinity. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 12880, No. 344. Round, C.D.F. No. 1180 (p. 427) (calendared).] 

680. [1103-4.] 

Confirmation by Henry I and Queen Matilda to St. Martin of Marmoutier, Tours, and 
St. Mary of Mortain: Of a gift by William Count of Mortain for the foundation of Winghall 
Priory [in S. Kelsey, co. Lines.]. 

Signa: Henry, King of the English; Queen Matilda; William Count of Mortain; Maurice 
Bp. of London; Samson Bp. of Worcester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Waldric the Chancellor. 

Witnesses (to the confirmation): Robert de Montfort; William Peverel; Robert de Bruce; 
Robert de Beauchamp; Ralph Paynel; Alvered Pincerna [butler of the Count of Mortain]; 
Hervey Avenel; Richard fitz Turolf; Turstan of Cornwall; Hamelin of Cornwall; Renaud 
de Valletorta; Ralph fitz Odo; Robert de Appenti[ci]o; Hugh de Dive; William the shorn 
(tonsus); William fitz Boselin [of Dives]; William the chamberlain; William fitz Alvred. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. lat. 5441 (2), fo. 408; 12878, fo. 286 (transcripts). Round, C.D.F. No. 1210 
(p. 437).] 

681. [1105], Jan. 1. Windsor 'In Circumcisione Domini' 

Precept by Henry to Osbert the sheriff and all the barons, French and English, of 
Yorkshire: Commanding that the church of St. Peter of York and that of Beverley and all 
the lands of the archbishopric of York have the same laws and customs as they enjoyed in the 
time of the King's father and brother, and as honourably and peaceably as they held them 
in the time of Archbishop Thomas. 
Witness: The Count of Meulan; Per Thurstan the chaplain. [1101-14.] 
[Copies in Liber Albus (York Minster), i. 65; ibid. ii. 56; Cotton MS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 4; Lansd. MS. 
402, fos. 20, 120. Monast. viii. 1 179 (xxi); Farrer, £. Y.C., No. 129.] Farrer, ////;. 108. 



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Henry was at Windsor at Christmas 1 104, and the charter seems more likely to have been issued before 
than after the accession of Abp. Thomas II. 

682. [1 105], Feb. 13. Romsey 'in transitu regis' 

Notification by Henry I to his barons and lieges of all England: That he has granted to 
St. Peter of Cluny and St. Mary of Thetford the gifts (past and future) of Roger Bigod. 

Witnesses : Robert Bloet, Bp. of Lincoln ; Roger Bp. of Salisbury ; Waldric the chancellor ; 
Hamo dapifer; Robert Malet caweranM^; Urse d'Abitot; WiUiam de Tornei; William [de 
Reinis; William de Mandeville. 

[Copies in Paris, Bibl. Nat. Coll. de Bourgogne Ixxjx, No. 179 (imperfect); B.M. Cotton MS. Vitell. F. 

IV; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 90, fo. 114 (transcript). Monasl. v. 149 (iii) (incorrectly); Duckett, Mon. 

Clun. Anglic, i. 61 ; Bruel, Charles de VAbbaye de Cluny, v. 1034, No. 3749.] Farrer, Itin. 113. 
'In transitu regis in proxima die ante festum S. Valentini Martiris.' 
Thetford Priory was founded in 1104. 

683. [1105, Feb.] Romsey 

Charter by Henry I to the church of St. Mary of Abingdon: Granting ten hides in Spars- 
holt [co. Berks,], now held by Hugh, son of Thurstan, the King's dispenser. 

Signa: Ranulf Bp. of Durham; John Bp. of Bath; Hervey Bp. of Bangor; Robert Bp. 
of Lincoln; Roger Bp. elect of Salisbury; William de Werelwast; Waldric the chancellor; 
Grimbald medicus\ Eudo, Roger Bigod, Hamo Dapifer; Urse d'Abitot; Walter son of 
Richard; Roger d'Oilli, constable. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 151v"; C. IX, fo. 157; Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 126.] Farrer, 

Iiin. 1 14. 
'Hoc actum est anno Dominies Incarnationis m.c.v., indictione xin., anno vero Henrici serenissimi regis 

v., in curia eiusdem regis apud Romesei.' 
The last two witnesses are omitted in Cotton MS. Claud. B. VI. 

684. [1105, Feb.] Romsey 

Notification by Henry I to Maurice Bp. of London and Hugh de Bocland, Sheriff of 
Herts., &c. : That Richard Abbot of Ely has deraigned against Ranulf Bp. of Durham in 
the King's court at Romsey the manor of Much Hadham to be demesne of St. Peter and 
St. Ethelreda. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William Giffard Bp. of Winchester; John Bp. of Bath; 
Ralph Bp. of Chichester; Waldric the chancellor; D[rogo] the chaplain ; Everard the chaplain 
son of the Earl; John of Bayeux, chaplain; Thomas the chaplain; Audin the chaplain; 
Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; Roger Bigod; Walter fitz Richard; Robert Malet; Henry 
de Port; Osb[ert the sheriff]; Robert Pecche (Peccatum); Hugh de Bocland; Roger de 
Sumeri; Peter de Valonis; Geoffrey Ridel; Alvred of Lincoln; William Peverel of Dover; 
William Peverel of London; Harding fitz Alnod; Edward the chamberlain^ (. . . ario). 

[Original (?) in Ely Chapter Muniments; Cotton MS. Titus A. i, fo. 286; Ely Bp's Muniments Lib. M., 
p. 74a. Liber Eliensis (1848), 298-9; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm., 124; E.H.R. xxvi. 487-9 (with fac- 
simile).] Farrer, /?;■«. 115. 

'Quinto Anno Coronationis Henrici Regis.' 

The Liber Eliensis [the Cotton MS.] gives the first four witnesses only, adding the words 'et alii plures quos 
enarrare longum'. 

' Identified by Salter (in E.H.R., loc. cit.) with Edward of Salisbury. 

685. 1105, [Feb.] Romsey 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, the Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, and all 
of England : That he has quitclaimed for ever the abbey of Ely from the custom and fee 
which Picot de Batuent demanded of it, viz. 8^. per day and the expenses and losses of one 
knight (et solidatis et perditis unius militis). 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; 
Roger Bigod; Walter fitz Richard; Robert Malet. 

[Ely Bp. Mun. Lib. M., p. 14b (copy).] 

' V" anno coronacionis Henrici regis.' 

Picot was Sheriff of Cambridgeshire under William I and William II. His family name does not seem to be 
known, though he was called 'de Grentebrige' in Domesday (Round, Feudal England, 168) from his 
office. The text of the writ appears corrupt, but the custom demanded appears to be equal to the service 
of one knight including the cost of equipment and its replacement. 



HENRY I 41 

686. [1105, Feb?] Romsey 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the Sheriff [of Yorks. and Lincolnshire] : To cause Gerard 
Abp. [of York] to hold all his lands, which he has in Osbert's shires, with the same liberties 
and customs which those lands had on the day when the King gave the archbishopric to 
Gerard. Likewise, Gerard is to have the lands which the King has subsequently given him 
as freely as any previous tenant held them. 

Witness: Alvred^ of Lincoln. 

[York Minster, Liber Albus, pt. i, fo. 63; Lansd. MS. 402, fos. 20 and 119v°. Farrer, E.r.C, No. 16.] 

1 Lansd. MS.: Lib. Alb. ' . . . de Line'. 

687. [1105, Feb.] 'Storunella', in the New Forest [Wherwell?]i 

Notitia of a confirmation by Henry I to St. Florent, Saumur: Alvric the reeve of 
Andover did many wrongs to the monks of St. Florent of Saumur; wherefore Wihenoc 
the monk, of St. Florent, appealed to King Henry. The King commanded Henry [de Port], 
the SheriflF of Hants, and Gerald the reeve of Winchester to convoke the hundred of 
Andover and cause it to make inquest of the property pertaining to the church of Andover. 
The' hundred gave a sworn verdict in favour of the monks; and deposed that if any offender 
take refuge in the land of the monks, they have the jurisdiction and the profits of justice 
(emendatio), but the right of inflicting corporal punishment on robbers belongs to the King. 
This finding was given in the house of Edwin, the old reeve, at the feast of St. Lucy (13 
Dec); in the presence of Wihenoc the monk, Henry de Port, Gerald the reeve [of Win- 
chester], Bernard the forester, and others (named). The notitia then records a grant by 
Edward of Foscote to Andover which was made at the same date, in the presence of Henry 
de Port and Croc the huntsman. The charter was sealed {fuit sigillata) at 'Storunella' in 
the New Forest, before the following witnesses. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor (who received a palfrey for 
his pains); Ranulf Abbot of St. Vincent's le Mans; Alan fitz Flaald; Gilbert the monk; 
William fitz Baderon; Ranulf Peverel ; Drogo, Custos Sigilli. [1103-5.] 

[Pat. R. 8 Ed. II, pt. 2, m. (Inspe.ximus) 1 . Moiiast. vi. 992.] Farrer, Itin. 80 

The December of 1 103, 1 104, or 1 105 is a possible date for the inquest at Andover. But the most probable 

date for the sealing is Feb. 1 105, since at that date the King passed over to Normandy from Romsey 

(No. 682). 

' The steward of the abbey of Wherwell is one of the witnesses to Foscote's grant. 

688. [1105, July?] Caen 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh of Bocland [Sheriff of Essex and Hertford]: To reseise Eudo 
Dapifer of all lands and socs pertaining to the three manors of Waltham and Sawbridgeworth 
and Walden, which William de Mandeville sold or exchanged after the death of his father. 
'Et mihi displicet quod non sic fecisti ut praecepi. Et vide ne amplius inde clamorem 
audiam.' 

Witness: Richard de Redvers. [1104-7.] 

[Cart. St. John's, Colchester, i. 24.] Farrer, Itin. 1 17. 

Posterior to the grant of these three manors made 1 103-6 (No. 661), but before the death of Richard de 
Redvers. Henry occupied Caen about July 1 105. (Ord. Vit. [ed. Prevost], iv. 219 and 220 n. 3.) 

689. [1105], Aug. 29(4 Kal. Sept.). St. Albans 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and all his men of England: That he 
grants to St. Mary of Belvoir and St. Alban an eight days' fair at the Nativity of St. John 
the Baptist. Abbot Richard and his successors are to hold this well and peacefully; and all 
who resort to the fair are to have the King's peace. 

Witnesses: Waldric the Chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; David, the Queen's 
brother; Stephen of Aumale; Haldena. [1103 or 1105.] 

[Original in Belvoir Castle Muniments; Royal Grants 438. Hist. MSS. Comm., MSS. of the Duke of Rut- 
land, iv. 98; Nichols's Leicestersliire, ii (1), 24; Monasi. iii. 290 (without witnesses).] FaneT, Itin. 120. 

David visited England in 1103 (No. 648) and 1105 (Wendover [ed. Coxe], ii. 18a). Robert count of 
Meulan was probably in Normandy in Aug. 1 103 (Ord. Vit. iv. 190). 



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690. [1105, Aug. 29?] St. Albans 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Hugh de Bocland [Sheriff of Herts.] 
and all his subjects of England: That he has granted to God and St. Alban a full Mriferia 
plena) to be held on the eight days before the Nativity of St. John Baptist in the vill of St. 
Albans. Those resorting to the fair are to have the King's peace as for one of his own fairs. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Roger Bigod; William de Albini; Nigel de Albini; 
William de Warelwast; Audin (Ouiiw) the chaplain. [1103-July 31, 1106.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 29 Ed. I. m. 3, No. 20; 6 Ed. II, No. 39; 2-4 Ed. IV, No. 9; Confirm. R. 2 Ric. HI, 
pt. 1, No. 1. Cal. Chart. R. iii. 20.] Farrer, llin. 121. 

691. [1105, Aug. or Sept.] 

Letter from Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury: The King apologizes for his delay 
in sending messengers to Rome. He is sending William de Warelwast to him to settle the 
matter and proceed to Rome. He requests Anselm to send Baldwin of Tournay with 
William. 

[Eadmer, Hist. Nov. (R.S.), 169.] 

Eadmer places the receipt of this letter on the occasion of Anselm's visit to Rheims. 

692. [1105, r. Sept. 29.] Wycombe 

Letter from Henry I to Abp. Anselm : The King is sending William de Warelwast to Rome 
as his envoy, weather and other circumstances permitting, immediately after Michaelmas. 
Witness : Waldric the chancellor. 
[Anselm, Epist. iv. 63, p. 443 (ed. Gerberon).] Farrer, ////;. I21a. 

693. [1105, Oct?] Aylesbury 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, William the sheriff, and the barons of 
Oxfordshire: That he has confirmed the gift by Drew d'Andely to St. Mary's, Abingdon, 
and Abbot Faritius of a hide of land at [South] Weston called ' Wdemundesleia', with the 
assent of his lord, Nigel d'Oilli. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Geoffrey Pecche (Peccatum). [1101-5.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. USV; C. IX, fo. 147. Hisr Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 68.] Farrer, 

llin, 122. 
Geoffrey Pecche also appears as a messenger at Cornbury (No. 699). The charter must be earlier than 
No. 758 (ofll06). 

694. [1105, Oct.?] BriW (Broella, Bromhell) 

Precept by Henry I to William de Cahaines the Sheriff [of Northamptonshire] and the 
monks of Peterborough : That no toll is to be taken from the stone which is being conveyed 
to make the church of St. Edmund. They are to restore without delay the ships which they 
have seized. 

Witness: Peter deValoignes. [1103-July 31, 1106.] 

[Copies in 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 33v''; C.U.L. MSS. Mm. iv. 19, 

fo. 98; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25.] 
[Douglas, Feudal Docs. 67.] Farrer, Itin. 123. 
William de Cahaines appears to have been succeeded by Robert de Pavilli between 1103 and 1 106 (No. 

743). 
This charter is presumably between the death of Abbot Mathias (21 Oct. 1 103) and the election of Arnulf 
in 1 107. It must be earlier than No. 743. 

695. [1105, Oct.?] BnW (Apud Bruhellam) 

Notification by Henry I to H ugh de Bocland Sheriff and all of Berks, and Aubrey [de Vere] : 
Of a grant to Faritius, Abbot of Abingdon. 'Sciatis me concessisse Faritio abbati Sanctae 
Mariae de Abbendona ut ipse faciat justitiam suam de presbytero latrone qui in captione 
sua in Abbendona est, et de aliis latronibus suis faciat justitiam suam similiter, vidente 
comitatu.' 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; per Walter Huse (Hosat'). [ll(X)-7.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143; C. IX, fo. 150v''. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 90; 
Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 107.] Farrer, Itin. 124. 



HENRY I 43 

696. [1105, Oct.?] Brill 

Notification by Henry to William, the son of Walter [fitz Other, keeper of Windsor 

Forest], Croc the huntsman, Richard the sergeant (servienti), and all his servants {ministris) 

of the forest of Windsor: Granting to God and St. Mary of Abingdon the entire tithe of 

the venison (venatione) which shall be taken in the forest of Windsor. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Eudo Dapifer. [1100-16.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 94.] Fairer, 

Itin. 284. 
Croc the huntsman does not appear to attest later than 1 106. He was certainly either dead or retired in 
1130, since members of his family are found accounting for the forests. 

697. [1105. Oct.?] Beckley [co. Oxon.] 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Mauduit; That he is to do service for his land to the Abbot 
Faritius as his predecessors did in the time of the Abbot Adelelm. ' Et nisi feceris tunc 
praecipio ut abbas praedictus de terra sua quam tenes suam voluntatem faciat.' 

Witness: Richard de Redvers. [1105-7.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143v°; C. IX, fo. ISOV. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 91 ; 
Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 97.] 

William Mauduit probably died in or before 1 105 (see No. 729). 

698. [1105, Oct.?] Handborough [co. Oxon.] 

Precept by Henry I to Ulger and Goisfred de Bortonai and all his foresters in Shrop- 
shire: That the Abbot of Shrewsbury and his men have all the pasture that they need, and 
also the wood necessary for making their houses, in the royal woods; saving essart and 
immoderate waste. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; /ler Bernard the chaplain. [1100-7.] 
[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 30311, fo. 45v°; Chart. R. 51 Hen. Ill, m. 1 (mutilated) ; 6 Ed. Ill, m. 6; Shrews- 
bury Cart. Phillips MSS. 3516, 11225, No. 49 (transcript). Ca/. C/iarf. /?. ii. 82 (imperfect); ibid. iv. 286 
(in full).] Farrer, /fm. 133. 
Bernard is not described as the Queen's Chancellor, though it seems probable that he succeeded to the 
post when Reinhelm was nominated Bishop of Hereford. (See No. 624.) 

' Gortona in Chart. R. 51 Hen. III. 

699. [1105?] St. Luke's Day, Oct. 18. Cornbury 

Notification by Henry to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, William Sheriff of Oxford, and all the 
barons, French and English, of Oxfordshire: Granting to St. Mary of Abingdon and 
the monks of that place, the church of Nuneham Courtenay {Niweham) and the land and the 
whole tithe of that manor with other appurtenances of the church with the fishery and its 
appurtenances as William de Curci, the King's Sewer {dapifer mens), gave and granted them. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Roger Bigod. Per Geoffrey Pecche. [1101-5.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 135; C. IX, fo. 144. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 54.] 
Farrer, Itin. 125. 

Ranulf Flambard had returned to England in Sept. 1101 (No. 548). 

700. [1105, Oct. 18?] Cornbury 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and W. Sheriff and all of Oxford of a 
confirmation to St. Mary of Abingdon of land in Abbefeld which Nigel de Oilli restored. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Eudo Dapifer; William de Curci; Urse d'Abitot; Robert 
Malet; Aubrey deVer. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140; C. IX, fo. 148. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 74.] Farrer 
Itin. 126. 

701. [1105], Oct. 18. Cornbury 

Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. of Worcester and Walter the sheriff and all of 
Glos. : Of a grant to Faritius the Abbot and the monks of Abingdon of the land of Walter 
fossatarius in Dumbleton [co. Glos.]. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Roger Bigod; David, the 



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Queen's brother ; Nigel de Oilli ; Roger de Oilli ; William de Houghton ; Drew the huntsman. 
[1101-5.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 146v"; C. IX, fo. 153. Hist. Man. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 105.] 

Farrer, Ilin. 127. 
This land was quitclaimed to the abbey in 8 Hen. I by Robert Guizenboeth {Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 
102). The abbot must, however, have held it before this date, since Roger Bigod died in Sept. 1107. 

702. [1105, Oct. 18?] Cornbury 

Notification by Henry to Maurice Bp. of London, Gilbert Abbot of Westminster, and 
Hugh of Bocland and all the barons and officials of London and Middlesex: That the King 
has granted, in the time of Abbot Faritius, to St. Mary of Abingdon the church of Ken- 
sington and the land which Aubrey de Vere gave for the soul of his son Gosfrid, deceased. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Eudo Dapifer; William de Curci; Nigel de Oilli; Urse d' 
Abitot; Robert Malet. [1101-7.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 135v"; C. IX, fo. 144v<'; B.M. Add. MS. 5860, p. 218; Colne 
Priory Cartulary, fo. 3v°. Monast. iv. 100; Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 56.] Farrer, Itin. 128. 

703. [1105, Oct. 18.] Cornbury 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh de Bocland the sheriff and all 
the barons of Berks.: Of a grant to St. Mary of Abingdon and Abbot Faritius of the 
custody of the woods of Bagley and Cumnor and the right of taking roebuck {capreoU) 
there. 'Et cervos et cervas non accipiant nisi mea licentia; et ego nemini licentiam dabo ibi 
venandi nisi illis; et omnes forisfacturas sartorum concedo eis.' 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Roger Bigod; Nigel de Oilli; 
David, the Queen's brother; Roger de Oilli; Geoffrey Ridel; Drew the huntsman; Wilham 
de Houghton. [1101-5.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. I48v°; C. IX, fo. 154v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 1 13; 
Monast. (1846), i. 523.] Farrer, ////;. 129. 

704. [1105, Oct.?] Cornbury 

Precept by Henry I to Gerard Abp. [of York] and Osbert the sheriff and Helgot the sheriff 
and all his barons of Yorkshire and Notts. : To cause the monks of St. Mary of Blyth to have 
their tithe from Laughton-en-le-Morthen (Lestona). If anyone wrongs them, Osbert is to 
do them right. And the canons of York are not to interfere unjustly in this matter. 

Witness: Nigel de Oilli. Per Carbonel the staller. [1100-8.] 

[Harl. MS. 3759, fo. 120 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 152, fo. 131v° (transcript from a roll of Blyth 
Priory). Raine, Hist, of Blyth, 36.] 

If this and the following charter are to be placed in 1105, Helgot must be assumed to have succeeded 
Richard son of Gotze in 1 105, possibly at Michaelmas. This involves the assignment of No. 518 to the 
Easter following Archbishop Gerard's translation to York, i.e. 21 Apr. 1 101. 

705. [1105, Oct.?] Cornbury 

Precept by Henry 1 to Abp. Gerard [of York] and Osbert the sheriff and Helgot the 
sheriff and the barons of Yorkshire and Notts. : That St. Mary of Blyth and her monks have 
their toll and passage-money at Blyth, as heretofore ; except from the merchants of the King's 
household who have his writ, and from the burgesses of the new borough {de novo burgo) 
who can certify that they are the King's men. 

Witness: Nigel de Oilli. Per Carbonel the Staller. 

[Harl. MS. 3759, fo. 96 (Blyth Cart.) (copy). Raine, Hist, of Blyth, 184 (I).] Farrer, Itin. 130. 

706. [1105, Oct. 18. Cornbury] 

Notification by Henry I (rex Angliae) to Samson Bp. of Worcester and Walter, Sheriff, 
and all of Gloucestershire: That he has confirmed to the church of St. Peter of Gloucester 
the manor of Coin Rogers as Roger of Gloucester gave it. Also an escambium for the 
garden in which the King's tower is built, as Walter the sheriff has already assigned it 
to them. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor. 

Signa (?): The King; Queen Matilda; Waldric the chancellor; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; 



HENRY I 45 

Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Richard de Redvers; David; Robert Count of Meulan. [1105- 
31 July 1106.] 
[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 42 (omitting witnesses); Glouc. Cath. I, 30a, fo. 63. Carl. 

Moil. S. Petri, Clone, i. 235; N. & Q. 12th Ser. v. 17.] Farrer, Itin. 131. 
Roger's gift was of the year 1105 (Cart. i. 69). 

This looks like a combination of two grants. The exchange was Abload and 'Paygrave', said to have been 

granted 9 Hen. I (Clone. Cart. i. 59). The witnesses suggest that the date is the same as that of No. 703. 

The version in N. & Q. was contributed by Mr. St. Clair Baddeley, presumably from Froucester's register. 

707. [1105, Oct.?] Handborough [co. Oxon.]i 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh de Bocland, and Aubrey 
[of Berkshire] and the barons of Berks. : That he has given to Payn Peverel the manor of 
West Shefford (Sifort) [co. Berks.], with the all the customs which the King used to have 
there. They are to seise him of it. 
Witness: Waldric the chancellor [1103-31 July 1106.] 
[Chart. R. 6 Ed. Ill, m. 2 (Inspeximus). Cat. Chan. R. iv. 290.] Farrer, Itin. 132. 

' Compare No. 708. 

708. [1105, Oct.?] Handborough [co. Oxon.] ;• 

Notification by Henry I to W[illiam] the Sheriff of Oxford and all the King's foresters of 
Oxfordshire: That he has released to the Abbot of Eynsham the men of Eynsham from 
going " ad stabilitatem'^ so long as the King's household is entertained there. 
Witnesses: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; W[illiam] de Warelwast. [1100-7.] 
[Copies in Pat. R. 1 Ric. II, pt. 2, mm. 28-29; Eynsham Cart. (Ch. Ch. O.xon.); Cal. Pat. R. 1 Ric. II, 61 ; 

Cartulary of Eynsham, ii. 155.] Farrer, Itin. 99. 
This charter is probably of the same date as No. 707. 

' 'Stable-stand', i.e. to head off the deer. 

709. [1105.] Barton on Humber 

Prohibition (Prohibeo) by Henry I to Gerard Abp. [of York], Liulf and Aluric of Corbridge 
{Colebmgh), and all barons and faithful in Northumberland : No one is to hunt in the forests 
of Ranulf Bp. of Durham either in Northumberland or Durham. Guy de Bailliol is specially 
{nominatim) forbidden. Any so doing shall make amends as if he had hunted in the New 
Forest. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. [1 103-July 31, 1 106.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 85v°. Leland's Collectanea 
(1715), i (ii) 389 (partially quoted); Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 52.] Farrer, Itin. 121e. 

Probably of the same year as No. 710. 

710. [1105, Autumn.] Pontefract 

Precept from Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury: To order Baldwin the monk to 
accompany William de Warelwast to Rome. 
Witnesses; Waldric the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; Eudo Dapifer. 
[Anselm, Epist. iv. 64, p. 443 (ed. Gerberon).] Farrer, Itin. 121b. 
This must be earlier than No. 716. 

711. [1105, Autumn?] Pontefract 

Precept by Henry 1 to justices, sheriffs, and barons of Yorkshire: That the monks of 
Selby have their fish-stew (vivarium) as granted by William I. 
Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1100-29.] 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 126 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 118, fo. 15 (transcript). J. T. Fowler, Selby 
Coucher Book, i. 16; Farrer, E. Y.C., No. 477.] Farrer, Itin. 234. 

712. [1105, Autumn?] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln and the barons of Hertfordshire : 
Confirming the gift by Ralph de Limesi of £30 in land to his church at Hertford. 
Witnesses: [Robert] Count of M[eulan]; Richard de Redvers. [1100-7.] 
[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 135 (imperfect copy); Lansd. MSS. 863, fo. 159v°; 860a, fo. 148 (transcripts).] 
Richard de Redvers died in 1107 (Farrer, Itin., No. 198). 



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713. [1105, Autumn?] York 

Precept by Henry I to all his barons and his household and his marshals: To take no 
lodging in the houses and hospices of the canons of St. Peter of York within the city, nor 
in their manors (villis) outside the city. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Waldric the chancellor ;i Robert Count of Meulan. 
[1103-6.] 

[York Reg. Mag. Alb. ii, fo. 6v° (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 9, fo. 11; ibid. 125, fo. 82v° (transcript 
from the Liber Albus). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 128; N. & Q., 12th Ser. vi. 221.] 

' Dodsworth MS: Cancell" Waltero. 

714. [1105?] York 

Charter by Henry I to Gerard Abp. of York and Osbert the sheriff and all his barons: 
Granting to the monks of Marmoutier [by Tours] the endowment of Ralph Paynel (Paga- 
nelli), in lands, churches, and tithes, namely the church of the Holy Trinity of York, free 
and quit. [There follows a list of what Ralph and Maud, his wife, have given for support 
of the church of the Holy Trinity.] 

Witnesses: Ralph Paynel; Eudo Dapifer; William de Albini; Nigel his brother; Ralph de 
Rouelle (Roiliaco); Alan fitz Flaald; Ranulf the treasurer. [1103-5.] 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. lat. 12878, fo. 223; 12880, fo. 202 (transcripts). Clay, E.Y.C., vi. 69 (No. 2); 
Round, C.D.F. 442 (No. 1225) (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 121c. 
This charter was probably the one produced in 1220 by the Prior of Holy Trinity in a suit brought against 
him by Eustace de Gienville for the advowson of Barton-le-Street (O/nn Regis R. viii. 241 ). Farrer suggested 
(£. Y.C., No. 128) that Henry was at York after the surrender of Tickhill (c Aug. 1 102) and that both this 
charter and No. 713 were issued then, but substituted 1 105 in the Itinerary. It may be later than No. 679, 
which was in favour of Abbot Helgod (d. 1 104). and of the same date as No. 7 1 3 ; it must be after Waldric 
became Chancellor (Apr.-May 1103; see H. W. C. Davis in E.H.R. xxvi. 87). 

715. [1105, Autumn?] York 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he confirms to the church and monks 
of the Holy Trinity at York all their tenures, &c., as given by Ralph Paynel in his charter 
(enumerated); also the gifts of Jordan son of Ralph. 

Witnesses: Nigel de Albini; Robert de Brus; Eudo (Eim) Dapifer; Ralph de Rouelle 
{Roliaco)\ Alan son of Flaald; Ranulf the treasurer. [1 103-8.] 

[Pat. R. 30 Ed. Ill, pt. 3, m. 13 (impeximus); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 9, fo. 106 (from preceding). Monast. 

iv. 6836, No. v; Clay, E. Y.C. vi. 72 (No. 4).] Farrer, Itin. 121d. 
This is probably an inflated version of the preceding. 

716. [1105, c. Dec. 18] 

Letter from Henry I to Abp. Anselm: The King has heard with regret from Robert, a 
clerk of his chancery, that there are now two Popes in Rome. The Abp., as the most con- 
cerned, must decide whether the messengers should proceed or not. If not, the Abp. is to 
keep William [de Warelwast] with him and send Baldwin [of Tournay] to the King with 
his advice. If they go, he is to send one of his household to the King instead. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Count of Meulan. 

[Anselm, Epist. iv. 67, p. 444 (ed. Gerberon).] Farrer, Itin. I30a. 
The election of the antipope Silvester IV is dated 18 Nov. 1 105. 

717. [1105?] Dec. 25. Westminster 'In Natali Domini' 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs, &c. : That the sergeants of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, 
be quit of tolls for whatever they buy for the use of the monks. 
Witness: Waldric the chancellor. [1102, 1103, or 1105.] 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Jul. D. IV, fo. 88^ (175) and fo. 64 (from inspeximus); Cotton MS. Claud. D. X, 

fo. 57v°; Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. fo. 69; Cartae Antiquae, Roll 9, m. 1, No. 5; Chart. R. 20 Ed. II, No. 

6;36Ed. Ill, No. 3;8Hen. IV, No. 1 ; Pat. R. 2 Hen. VI, pt. 3, m. 5; 4 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29; B.M. Add. 

MS. 29437, fo. 91 (17thc.). Hist. Mon. S. Aug. Cant. 362; Bigelow, i'/ac. ^Hgto-TVomz. 88 ; Landon, 

Cartae Antiquae, No. 257 (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 137. 
Christmas was kept at Westminster in 1 102, 1 103, and 1 105. 

718. [1105?], Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. of Worcester, Walter the Sheriff of Gloucester, 
and all the barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: That he has granted to St. 



HENRY I 47 

Martin of Troarn that land which Mabel the Countess [of Shrewsbury] held of his father 
in England, free of custom and service as his father granted it for Mabel's soul. 
Witnesses: W[aldric] the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan. [1102, 1103, or 1105.] 
[Roll ('of 1 120") in Archives of Calvados (copy). Round, C.D.F. No. 469 (p. 167) (calendared) ; D'Anisy, 
Catalogue, ii. 234 (incorrectly).] Farrer, Iriii. 136. 

719. [1105, Dec. 25?] 

Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. [of Worcester] and Walter the sheriff and all the 
barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: that he has granted to St. Martin's of 
Troarn the monastery {monasterium) and parish of Horsley absolutely free from all sub- 
jection to the church and parish of Avening, as Avening is free from Horsley. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Robert the chaplain of Rouen. [1100-5.] 

[Roll ('of 1120") in Archives of Calvados (copy); P.R.O. Transcript 8/140 B, pt. 3, p. 326. Round, 
C.D.F. No. 475 (p. 168) (calendared); D'Anisy, Catalogue, ii. 434 (calendared).] 

The concurrent grants of Robert fitz Hamon and Bp. Samson (Round, C.D.F. 473-4) imply that this 
charter was issued before Robert fitz Hamon became incapable early in 1105. 

720. [1105], Christmas. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard Abp. of York and Osbert the sherifT and Richard 
Sheriff of Nottingham: Giving and granting the church of Laughton-en-le-Morthen (Le- 
stona) with all appurtenances to the church of St. Peter of York to form a prebend (//; pre- 
bendam). Commanding, therefore, that the said prebend be as quit and free in respect of all 
customs and that it have itself the same customs as the older prebends of the said church (of 
York). Also that St. Peter the Apostle is to hold the prebend perpetually. 

Witnesses: Bernard the chaplain; Robert Malet. [1101-3 or 1105.] 

[Copies in York Minster, Liber Albus, pt. i, fo. 65, pt. ii, fo. 836 (incorrect); Cotton MS. Claud. B. Ill, 
fo. 71; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 127, fo. 92 (from the records of York Minster). Monast. viii. 1179; 
Raine, Historians of the Church of York, iii. 30.] Farrer, Itin. 11. 

This Charter is probably not much later than Queen Matilda's dated at York (No. 675), perhaps in 1 104 
(see Ord. Vit. iv. 200). 

721. [1100-5.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland Sheriff of Berkshire : To put the church of Abing- 
don in possession of the land [at Wytham] which Ranulf the Bp. gave to Robert de Calz- 
mont, if that land belongs to the demesne of that church. 

Witnesses: W. chancellor;^ R. fitz Hamon. 

[Copies in CoUon MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142; C. IX, fo. 149v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 83; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 96.] 

' This may be either William Giffard, who was chancellor in 1100-1, or Waldric, chancellor in 1103-7. 
Robert fitz Hamon was captured early in 1 105, receiving a blow which took away his reason till his death 
in 1 107 (Ord. Vit. iv. 203; Will. Malm., Gest Reg. ii. 475). 

722. [1102-5.] Chute [Ceat] 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh de Bocland SherifT of 
Berks.: That he has quitclaimed to the monks of Abingdon the gelds and pleas and other 
customs due on five hides of land at Littleworth {Wrtha) [in Farringdon, co. Berks.] 'ad 
opus eleemosynae ipsius ecclesiae'. 

Witnesses: Matilda the Queen; Robert fitz Hamon. Per Reiner of Carisbrook {de 
Kerishurc). 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 94.] Farrer, 
Itin. 73. 

Possibly of about the same date as No. 687. 

723. [1102-5?] Chute (Cear)' 

Precept by Henry I to R. Bp. of Chester and Robert de Ferrars and Richard son of 
Gotse: To reseise Bp. Robert [of Lincoln] and his churches of the Peak of their lands and 

' Place not in Monast. 



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tithes and customs and meadows and woods as they were seised when the King gave his 
demesne of the Peak to William Peverel; because the King gave him nothing of which 
the said churches were seised. 
Witness: The Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Arch., Reg. A i. 4, No. .wiii; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. 
XVI, fo. 6. Moiiast.\in. \212 (xvi) {(rom iiispeximiis): Bige\ow. Plac] Anglo-Norm. 138; Foster, Reg. 
Antiq., No. 18; Cal. Chart. R. iv. 139.] Farrer, Itiit. 255. 
Helgot seems to have succeeded Richard as Sherift' of Notts, [and Derby] in 1 105 (No. 705). 

724. [1105?] Wallingford 

Precept by Henry I to W[illiam] Sheriff of Oxfordshire: To allow the church of St. Mary 
of Abingdon to have its customary jurisdiction over all its men particularly over the brother 
of Atselm and the squire (scutiger) of Anskitil who brawled together. 

Witness: Urse d' Abitot. [1100-8.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141v"; C. IX, fo. 149. Hisl. Moii. de Abingdon, ii. 80.] Farrer, 
Ilin. 134. 

725. [1105?] Wallingford 

Precept by Henry to all the barons of the abbey of Abingdon: Commanding that they 
keep the King's guard {wardam siiam) at Windsor as in the time of Rainald the abbot and 
the King's brother and as Faritius the abbot has directed. The King much regrets (multwn 
me piget) that they do not obey the abbot's command as they ought. 

Witness: Urse d' Abitot. [1100-8.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143; C. IX, fo. 150v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 90.] 

726. [1105?] Wallingford 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland and Robert de Ferrariis and William Sheriff of 
Oxford and Nicholas de Stafford : ' Ut juste et sine mora faciatis redire ad abbatiam de 
Abbendona omnes fugitivos suos et cum tota pecunia, ubicumque sint . . . et nomin^tim 
hominem qui est in terra Roberti de Ferrariis et cum tota pecunia sua.' 
Witness: Roger' fitz Richard. [1100-10.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141v°; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 81 ; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 95.] 

' Claud. B. VI Robert. 

727. [1105?] Wallingford 

Notification by Henry to Ranulf IVIeschin and Osbert the Sheriff and his lieges, French 
and English, of Lincolnshire: Granting to Robert Bp. of Lincoln the King's warren of 
Lincoln so far as it lay in the soke of Newark [co. Notts.] and Stow [co. Lines.] and the right 
of warren in the whole soke of Newark and Stow. Over whomsoever offends in this matter, 
the Bp. is to have such forfeiture as the King's father and brother had. 

Witness: Hugh de Envermeu. [1100-15.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. i. 5, fo. 4v" (No. 25); Reg. Superant. 4; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 7; 
Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 50. Monast. viii. 1273, No. xxiii; Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 25.] Farrer, Itin. 321. 

728. [1102-5] 'Lega' [Besselsleigh] 

Precept (Sciatis quod volo, et concedo, et praecipio) by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury 
and Hugh de Bocland [Sheriff of Berks.]: That Abbot Faritius and the monks of Abingdon 
hold the hundred of Hormer as they held it in the time of Edward the Confessor, William I, 
and William IL 

Witnesses: Robert fitz Hamon; Roger Bigod. 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 148v"; C. IX, fo. 154^. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 115.] 
Farrer, Itin. 97. 

729. [1102-5.] 'Lega' [Besselsleigh?] 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester (Wircestr.') and Henry de Port [Sheriff 
of Hants] : That he has granted to Hawise wife of William Mauduit all her dower and all the 
lands, houses, &c., which William IVlauduit gave her in his lifetime in Shalden, Hartley 
Mauduit, and houses &c. in Winchester, &c. The addressees are to let her have these 
as well as William Mauduit had them in the time of William I and William IL 



HENRY I 49 

Witnesses: W. de Werelwast; Eudo Dapifer; Robert fitz Hamon; Roger Bigod; Hamo 
Dapifer; William fitz Humphrey. 
[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 28 (copy).] Fairer, Itiiu 98. 

730.* [1103-5.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury, the Bp. of Salisbury, Robert fitz 
Hamon, and Hugh de Bocland Sheriff and all his barons and officials of London and Kent: 
That the abbot and monks of St. Peter's, Ghent, are to possess Lewisham and Greenwich 
as testified by the charters of Edward the Confessor and William I; also their land in Lon- 
don called Werman-acra, which is dependent on Greenwich; with the customs of sac and 
soc, toll and team, infangthief, flymenafyrmth, miskenning, &c. They are to have their 
market in the vill of Greenwich, and the merchants of this vill are to have the King's peace 
in going to Greenwich and returning thence. As to their mills, tolls, and measures for ale, 
they are only to answer to the abbot and monks and not to the King's officers; the royal 
almonry shall have no claim on this account. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Count Eustace; William Earl of Warenne; Earl 
David; William de Albini. 

[Cart, of St. Pierre de Gand (Arch, de la Flandre Orientale), fo. 14 (copy). Miraeus, iii. 106 (defective); 

Messager des Sciences Historiques de Belgique (1842), 252 (abstract); Bull, de T Acad, de Bruxelles, ix. 

165; Van Lokeren, Charles etc. de St. Pierre de Gand, i. 1 10, No. 170; Round, C.D.F. No. 1377 (p. 503) 

(abstract).] Farrer, //m. 1 1 9. 
This charter is presumably adapted from the later charter (No. 1148) resealed by Hen. Ill in 1229 (Cal. 

Chan. /?. I. 9 1 ), as the list of liberties is longer here. David, though in England in 1 103 and 1 105, was not 

'earl' till after Anselm's death (Complete Peerage, vi. 641, n. (6)). 

731. [ll(X)-5.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln: That he has confirmed the alms of 
Roger fitz Gerald, viz. the land of Asgarby which he gave to St. Mary of Lincoln as a pre- 
bend for the benefit of Robert de Grainville, canon of Lincoln, with the bp.'s leave. The 
Bp. is to reseise Robert de Grainville in like manner as he held his prebend on the day of 
the death of William IL 

Witnesses: Robert fitz Hamon; G[ilbert] fitz Richard. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Archives Reg. A i. 4, No. Iviii; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. lOd. Foster, Reg. 
Antiq. No. 58.] Farrer, Itin. 23c. 

732. [1100-5.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Earl Simon and William de Cahagnes and all his lieges: That 
he has restored to the church of Lincoln and Bp. Robert Kilsby {Chilesbi) [co. Northants.] 
with sac and soc and all the customs thereto pertaining in the time of Edward the Confessor 
and William L 

Witnesses : Roger Bigod ; Hamo Dapifer. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Archives Reg. A i. 4, fo. dd. No. xliii. Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 43. ] Farrer, 

Itin. 42a. 
William de Cahagnes seems to have ceased to be sheriff by 1 106 (E.H.R. xxxvii. 162; see No. 744). 

733.* [1100-5.] 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter and John Bp. of Bath and Richard fitz 
Baldwin the sheriff" and his other sheriffs, officials, and lieges: That he has granted in pure 
and perpetual alms to SS. Peter and Paul of Montacute [co. Somerset] and the Cluniac 
monks there serving God, the manor, church and hundred of TintinhuU; to be held as 
though it were the King's own alms and demesne, with sac and soc, toll and team and infang- 
thief and all the customs and liberties with which the Count of Mortain held them. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Robert Count of Meulan; Richard de Redvers; 
Robert fitz Hamon; William de Tancarville; William de Albini; Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 13 Ed. I, m. 13: Montacute Cart., Trin. Coll. Oxon., fo. 3; Cal. Chart. R. ii. 313; 

Hunt, Montacute Cartulary (calendared), 121.] 
The appearance of Robert fitz Hamon makes this charter suspect, since William is not known to have held 
the bishopric of Exeter before 1 107, and WilMam de Tancarville is an unlikely witness before the battle 
of Tinchebrai. The last three witnesses are probably borrowed from No. 1399. The address to the Bp. 
of Exeter and to Richard fitz Baldwin who was Sheriff of Devon about 1 107-28 also seems inexplicable. 
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734.* [1102-5.] 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Warin the sheriff and all the barons 
of Dorset: That for the salvation of his father and mother and predecessors and of himself, 
the King has confirmed to the monks of SS. Peter and Paul at Montacute [co. Somerset] 
the land of East Holme (Holna), as Alvred of Lincoln sold it to Grimbald the physician 
{medicus), and all their other possessions 'in liberam puram et perpetuam elemosinam' as 
freely as the King holds; and with all rights of jurisdiction which Alvred had over them and 
gave to the monks (sic). 

Witnesses: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Robert Count of Meulan; Robert fitz Hamon; 

Richard de Redvers ; Ran' the chancellor. 

[B.M. Add. Roll 24879 (4).] 

This charter seems clearly spurious. The concurrence of Robert fitz Hamon and Ranulf the chancellor 

as witnesses with Warin the sheriff in the address confirms the suspicions aroused by the style of the 

charter. 

735. [1102-5.] 

Notification by Henry I to John Bp. [of Bath] and Aiulph the sheriff: That he has con- 
firmed to the monks of Montacute the church of St. Peter with the castle and its chapel, 
orchards, and vineyards and the fair of Hamdon; the borough of Montacute and the market 
with the toll; and a number of other manors, hundred-courts, Hberties, &c. 

Sigiia: King Henry; Robert Count of Meulan; Robert fitz Hamon; Richard de Redvers; 
Ranulf the chaplain; Alvred Pincema. 

[MS. Trin. Coll. 0,\ford; P.R.O. Pat. R. 1 Hen. IV, pt. 5, m. 11. Montacute Cart, (calendared), 120; 
Motiast. V. 166.] 

The confirmation includes Tintinhull, the gift of which is attributed to Ranulf the chancellor (see No. 1 399). 
The form of the charter is also duisious. Farrer rejected most of the Montacute charters. 

735a. [1102-5.] 

Charter of Henry I confirming, for the ransom of his own soul and the establishment of 
his realm, for the souls of William I and Matilda, and Wilham II, and for the welfare of 
Queen Matilda and their children, the gift by Roger de Nonant to the church of SS. Sergius 
and Bacchus, [Angers], of the church of Totnes (Totenesio) and of the tithe of his own land 
except the manors of [Broad] Clyst (Cliston) and Dartington (Dertrinton), and 20.y. of the 
farm of the castle; Ashprington also, which Roger gave at the dedication of the church, 
except the land of his knights, one man, and half the wood. Also the tithes which some of 
Roger's men gave. 

Signa: The King; the Queen; Robert fitz Hamo; Roger Bp. [of Salisbury]; Alan fitz Fiaald 
{Alani Fraaklisfilii); Richard de Redvers (Rivers); Eudo (Heudo) Dapifer; Roger de Nonant; 
Matilda his wife; Humphrey de Bohun; Roger Bigod (Bigoti); Wilham de Nonant; Guy 
(Wido) de Nonant; Richard de Meril. [Another cross, without any name attached, follows 
that of Eudo Dapifer.] 

Double leather tag for seal. 

[Totnes Priory Deeds (penes W. G. Hole, Esq., Bovey Tracy), No. 2 (original). H. R. Watkin, Hist, of 
Totnes, i. 19 (transl.); ii, pi. ii (fac.).] 

Richard de ' Meril ', whose cross is just under that of Humphrey de Bohun, is presumably his son, Richard 
de Meri (see Stapleton, Magn. Rot. Scacc. Norm, ii, p. .xxiv). The limits of date are Sept. 1 102 when 
Roger became bishop and the spring of 1105 when Robert fitz Hamo was captured in Normandy. 

736. [1106, Feb. 1-7?] Northampton 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland Sheriff of Berkshire and Godric [the reeve of 
Windsor] and the barons of Berkshire, French and English: That the church of Abingdon 
have and hold the land of Winkfield [co. Berks.] with all the appurtenances. Commanding 
also that the plaint which Godric the reeve has made about that land in respect of the 
hedge be altogether and perpetually stayed (remaneat). 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Grimbald the physician. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142v"; C. IX, fo. 150. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 87; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 91.] Farrer, Itin. 144. 



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737. [1106, c. Feb. 7.] Northampton 

Letter from Henry I to Anselm: The King has had a visit from his brother, Robert, who 
has gone away in a good temper. He means to cross to Normandy at Ascensiontide 
(3 May), and see Anselm. If William de Warelwast and his colleague return from Rome 
earlier, Anselm is to send them to the King or keep them till he comes, as he may think best. 

Witness: W[aldric] the chancellor. 

[Anselm, Episl. iv. 77, p. 446 (ed. Gerberon).] Fairer, Itiii. I42a. 

738. [1106, Feb. ?] Northampton 

Precept by Henry to Roger Bigod : To exempt Lawshall [co. Suff.], a vill of Ramsey Abbey, 
and all its men from shire- and hundred-courts, pleas, &c., except murder and theft and to 
allow the abbot to have sac and soc, toll and team, infangthief, and other customs. 

Witness: Waldric the Chancellor. [1103-July 31, 1106.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] 1/28, fo. 57v°; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Cart. i. 
249; Ramsey Chroit. 282.] Farrer, Itin. 145. 

739. [1106, Feb. ?] Northampton 

Precept by Henry to Robert Abbot of St. Edmunds: That the land of Lawshall [co. Suff.] 
and the men of Ramsey should have soc and sac, toll and team and infangthief, &c., as in 
the time of William I and Abbot Ailsi. 

Witness : Waldric the chancellor. [ 1 103-6.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] 1/28, fo. 57v°; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Cart. 
i. 249; Ramsey Chron. 283.] 

740. [1106, Feb.?] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to R[oger] B[igod] and R[alph] Passelewe and their ministers 
and all of Norfolk and Suffolk: Confirming the gift made by Godric Dapifer and 
Nigreda his wife and Ralph their son to the church of Holy Trinity, Norwich, of Newton 
[in Trowse]. 

Witness: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln. [1104-7.] 

[Copies in D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. i, fo. 52; ii, fo. 22v° (bis); iii, fo. 52v°.] 

741. [1106, Feb.?] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. [of London] and all of Middlesex : That he has con- 
firmed to the monks of St. Albans the land of Stanmore, which William Count of Mortain 
restored them. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; [Robert] Count of Meulan; Richard de Redvers; 
William de Albini; Eudo Dapifer; Roger Bigod. [1105-6.] 

[Copy (defective) in Cotton MS. Otho D. Ill, fo. 73 (Register of St. Albans).] 
'Anno sexto coronacionis sue', i.e. between Aug. 1 105 and Aug. 1 106. 

742. [1106, Feb.?] Rockingham 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Gernon : To leave in peace Robert son of Hervey with all 
his land and chattels as he was on the day when Robert Gernon gave the land to Queen 
Matilda, and she gave it in alms to St. Mary's, Abingdon. 

Witnesses: the Queen; Robert, Count of Meulan. [1 104-16.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 145; C. IX, fo. 152. Hist. Moii. de Abingdon, ii. 99.] Farrer, 

Ilin. 149. 
This must be later than the confirmation at Lyons-la-Foret (No. 676). 

743. [1106, Feb.?] Rockingham 

Notification by Queen Matilda to the Abbot of Peterborough, Earl Simon [of Northamp- 
ton], Robert de Pavilli Sheriff [of Northants.], Michael of Hamslope, and all of Northants: 
She has given with the King's leave to Robert Bp. of Lincoln the manor of Tixover with 
soc, sac, toll, team, and all customs, as she held it herself. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Bernard the chaplain; Eudo Dapifer; William Peverel 
of Nottingham; Michael of Hamslope. [1103-31 July, 1106.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. 'Reg. Antiquiss.', fo. 4 (No. 16); Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, m. 24 (No. 51). Cal. Chart. 

R. iv. 102; Foster, Reg. Aiuiq., No. 16.] Farrer, Ilin. 147. 
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744. [1106, Feb.?] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I to the Abbot of Peterborough, S[imon] Earl [of Northampton], 
Michael de Hamslape, Robert de Pavilli, and all of Northamptonshire: That he has granted 
Robert Bp. of Lincoln the land of Tixover which the Queen gave him at the King's request 
(mea prccatione), to be held with soc and sac, toll and team, and all customs. 

Witnesses: W[aldric] the chancellor; E[udo] Dapifer; W[illiam] Peverel of Nottingham. 
[1103-31 July, 1106.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., Reg. A i. 4, No. xvii; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 51 (inspeximus): Cotton MS. 
Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 6. Monast. viii. 1271 (from an inspeximus); Foster, Reg. Aiiliq., No. 17.) Farrer, 
Itin. 148. 

745. [1106?] Rockingham 

Precept (facite) by Henry I to sheriffs, barons, and ministers of Dorset : To cause the 
monks of St. Swithun of the bishopric of Winchester to hold the manors of Portland (given 
by King Edward), Wyke [Regis], the port of Weymouth, and Melcombe [Regis] with wreck 
and other customs. 

Witness: Richard de Redvers. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 14 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 390.] 

746. [1106, Mar.?] Newbury 

Precept by Henry I to Ranulf Meschin and Osbert Sheriff of Lincolnshire and the lieges 
of Lincolnshire: That St. Mary of Lincoln and Bp. Robert and the canons of St. Mary have 
and hold the manor of Welton[-by-Lincoln] ( Wcllclona) as well and honourably as William I 
gave it to St. Mary for a prebend, with its appurtenances as the writs of William I and 
William II command. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor: Urse d' Abitot. [1103-31 July, 1106.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A i. 4, fo. 5; Reg. Superant., No. 10; Reg., No. 16; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. 
XVI, fo. 7v°. Monast. viii. 1273, No. xxi.x; Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 31.] Farrer, Irin. 95. 

747. [1106, Mar.?] Newbury 

Mandate by Henry I to Roger Bigod and Ralph Passelewe: That they cause Herbert Bp. 
of Norwich to hold well and honourably his land and his men at Brisley (Bruselea) [co. 
Norf.], and his man, Alwin son of Floten', and his other men and property, as fully as he 
held them on the day when William II was alive and dead. The bp. is not to be dispossessed 
except by the just judgement of the county-court. 

Witness: Eudo Z)a;)/>/-. [1100-7.] 

[(Original): B.M. Cotton Charters ii. 6; copy in D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. ii, fo. 25^ (bis). Dugdale, 
Oiig. Jiirid. 30.] Farrer, Itin. 96. 

The style H. rex Anglie is suspicious; and Floten' looks like a copyist's misreading of Floteman. 

748. [1106, Mar.-Apr.?] Mwtsion {Allouestan)^ [Glos.] 

Mandate by Henry I to Gerard Abp. [of York] and Osbert the sheriff and all the lieges 
of Yorkshire: That St. German of Selby and Abbot Hugh and his successors have and hold 
their land at RawclifTe (RodecUva) and a half carucate in Brayton and six bovates in Flaxley 
and their fishery of Whitgift. 

Witness: Walding {sic) the chancellor. [1103-31 July, 1106.] 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 15 (copy). J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, i. 27-28; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 475.] 

Farrer, Itin. 161. 
' Farrer (in E. Y.C.) suggests Alston in Weare (co. Somers.) or Alveston (co. Warw.). But Henry was at 
Bath on Lady Day 1106 and had a park at Alveston (Glos. ; see Pipe R. 31 Hen. /, p. 77). 

749. 1106, Apr. 18. London, 'in the house of William Baynard' 

Charter of Eustace [III] Count of Boulogne: He quitclaims to St. Paul, and to Maurice 
Bp. of London, with the consent of Mary his wife, all the land stated by the bp. to belong 
to the churchyard of St. Paul's, or enclosed within its wall. 

Witnesses : /o/- the Count: Roger de Sumery; Cono de Fiennes; Eustace; William the 
Count's nephew; Harold the Count's nephew; Ralf the Count's son; Eustace his brother; 
Roger de Chaiou; Roger de Bolonia; William the chaplain; Arnold (Emaldiis) the chap- 
lain; Brice the chaplain; Lambert the sewer (dapifer), &c. For the Bishop: Michael de 



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Hamesclape; Alwin de Sancto Clemente; Roger the archdeacon, the bp.'s chaplain; Ranulf 
son of Lambert, Roger Bel, Miles his nephew, citizens of London; William Dapifer\ 
WiUiam de Ochendon : Robert de Wicheton ; Robert de Sarneres the elder ; Tidewin ; Herbert 
de Loges; Bertram Son of Bono of Almain; Gerard the marble-mason; Hugh Briton; Simon 
who wrote the instrument (breve). 

On the same day, when the count and countess offered their quit-claims under seal on the 
altar, and received from the canons and Roger, the bp.'s chaplain, the prayers and benefits 
of the church; they gave in free alms a house-place {mansiunculam terre) outside the wall of 
St. Paul's to the east, from which Durand the canon had removed his house on account 
of the count's claims. 

Witnesses: Roger de Sumery; Ralf the Count's son; Rainer and Robert, archdeacons and 
other canons, and others. 

[Copies in St. Paul's muniments, 'Liber Pilosus', ff. 21a, 56a; Liber B, fo. 42 (the first document only). 
Dugdale, History of St. Paul's, p. 197 (from B, omitting witnesses after Roger de Sumery); Gibbs, Early 
Charters, No. 198.] 

750. 1106, f. Apr. 23. [Tonbridge?] 

Letter by Henry I 'rex Anglorum' to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury: That he has received 
his letter on St. George's Day at Tonbridge, at which he is surprised. Will give a satisfactory 
answer after the Great Council which he proposes to hold on Ascension Day. 

'In die S. Georgii.'^ 

[Eadmer, Hist. Nov., bk. iv (R.S.) 176.] See Farrer, Itin. 160. 

* The Cotton MS. (Titus A. IX) originally read 'Gregorii' (i.e. 12 Mar.). 

751. [1106, May?] Marlborough 

Letter by Henry I 'rex Anglorum' to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury : That he has done his 
best to meet the Abp.'s wishes about married priests. He is shortly crossing the Channel 
and will meet Anselm to give satisfaction on this point. 

Witness : Waldric the chancellor. 

[Eadmer, Hist. Nov. iv (R.S.) 177.] Farrer, Itin. 162. 

Presumably after Ascension Day (3 May). Possibly about Whitsuntide (13 May) as the crossing was by 
that time determined (A.S.C. (ed. Plummer), i. 240). 

752. [1106, May?] Marlborough 

Notification by Henry I to Rai[m]bert of Hastings, Robert fitz Ralf, and all of Hastings: 
That he has granted the monks of St. Martin's, Battle, and their men the same customs 
within and without their market as the men of Hastings have, as granted by William L And 
they shall make their purchases (mercata) everywhere free of toll. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor: Urse d' Abitot. [1103-6.] 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 31v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 13v° (omitting witnesses).] 

753. [1106, May?] Marlborough 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c.: That he has given to the church of St. Mary 
at Salisbury the church of Heytesbury to found a prebend, and the church of Godalming, 
both of which 'Ranulfus Flambard de me tenet . . . et hoc concedente praedicto Ranulfo 
Flambard, eo videlicet tenore ut idem Ranulfus praedictus ecclesias quamdiu vixerit, tan- 
quam canonicus Sarum, libere et quiete possideat; deinde vero in libera ecclesiae Sarum et 
episcopi sui dispositione remaneant'. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Faritius Abbot of Abing- 
don; Roger de Martinwast; Alured of Lincoln. [1101-Apr. 1116.] 

[Sarum Charters, 3 (copy).] Farrer, Itin. 254. 

Roger de Martinwast was an official in Hampshire in the early years of Henry L 

754. [1106, c. May 13?] Salisbury 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and A[iulf] the chamberlain and all 
his lieges of Dorset: That the Abbot of Abbotsbury [co. Dorset] is to hold his goods, men, 
and customs as in the time of William L If anyone wrongs him or his men, the addressees 



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are to do right on pain of £10 forfeiture. Bp. Roger and Alvred of Lincoln are to protect 
and maintain the abbot and to guard his property, as the King's justiciars. 
Witnesses: Alvred of Lincoln: Croc the huntsman. [1102-16.] 

[Chart. R. 54 Hen. Ill, m. 14 (inspeximiis); Cal. Chart. R. ii. 132.] Farrer, Itin. 165. 
Aiulf had ceased to be sheriff by 1118 (E.H.R. xxvii. 167). Henry was not in England after 1116. Henry 
was at Salisbury at Whitsuntide, 1106. 

755. [1106, C-. May 13?] Salisbury 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh of Leicester and G[eoffrey] Ridel and all his barons and 

lieges of Northamptonshire: That he has confirmed the concord between the Abbot of 

Thorney and Simon Chenduit {Caisneduth) respecting sixty acres of land in Charwelton 

which the abbot claimed against Simon and his father. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. [1106-16.] 

[C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii) v° (copy); Lansd. MS. 994, fo. 94v° (Bp. Kennett's Coll., transcript 

from a Thorney Cartulary).] 
Compare with this charter Stenton, Northamptonshire Charters, p. 136, where later members of the 
Chenduit family hold in Charwelton. 

756. [1106, June?] 

Charter by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury: Restoring, at the abp.'s request, to 
the church of Canterbury the town (villain) of Slindon in Sussex, for many years violently 
alienated and lately in the King's demesne. This gift is never to be broken or the land taken 
away for exchange or otherwise. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William de Warelwast; Robert Count 
ofMeulan. [1101-7.] 

[Copies in Lambeth MS. 1212, pp. 25, 333; D. & C. Cant. Reg. P, fo. 28^.] 

The Canterbury annals (Monast. i. 976) place this in 1 106. William de Warelwast returned from Rome 
(probably about June) and after reporting to the King in England visited Anselm at Bee (Eadmer (R.S.), 
181, and cf. Farrer, Itin. 166). 

757. [1 106, July.] Windsor 

Letter from Henry I to Abp. Anselm: The King is sorry to hear of Anselm's illness. He 
would have been in Normandy himself by this time, but was awaiting Anselm's return to 
England. Anselm is to consider his health and make no haste. The King hopes Anselm 
will govern his Norman possessions as completely as his own demesne. He is just starting 
for Normandy. 

Witness : Waldric the chancellor. 

[Anselm, Epist. iv. 75, p. 445 (ed. Gerberon).] See Farrer, Itin. 166 and cf. Eadmer, Hist. Nov. (R.S.), 182. 

758. [1106, May 13-July 31.] Romsey 

Precept by Henry I to Williain Sheriff of Oxfordshire: That the hide which Drew de 

Andelei gave to the church of Abingdon with the consent of his lord, Nigel [d'Oilli], be 

quit of this geld {hoc geldo) and from all custom as in the times of William I and 

WilHam IL 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Grimbald the physician. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 129; C. IX, fo. 147. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 70.] Farrer, 

Itin. 116. 
The chronicler places this writ immediately after Earl Richard of Chester's confirmation of Drew's gift 
on Whit-Sunday (13 May), 1106 (Farrer, Itin. 166). It must, however, be before Henry's crossing to 
Normandy 'before August", 1 106 (A.S.C. i. 240). 

759. [1106?] Bury St. Edmund's 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] and Roger Bigod and Ralph Passe- 
lewe and all his lieges of Norfolk and Suffolk: That he allows all the land [at Hengrave] 
which Peter of Bourges held from St. Edmund to be in the demesne of St. Edmund [of 
Bury]. The abbot is to answer to no one concerning this land, except by the King's command. 

Witness: Roger de Courseulles. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 96v°; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 24v''; 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. 
MS. 14847), fo. 33v°. Douglas, Feudal Docs. 66.] Farrer, Itin. 155. 



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760. [1106?] Bury St. Edmunds 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert^ Bp. [of Norwich] and R[oger] Bigod and R[alph] 
Passelewe and his heges of Norfolk and Suffolk, and Otho the goldsmith of London : That 
St. Edmund is to have his moneyer in his township with all the customs of a mint, as in the 
time of William I, and as William II confirmed the right by his writ. 

Witness: Roger de Courseulles. [1104-7.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 96; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 24v°; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 165v°; 'Album Registrum S. Ed- 
mundi' (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 33v°. E.H.R. xxiv. 427 (13); Douglas, Feudal Docs. 66 (No. 29).] 
Fairer, Itin. 156. 

1 Herv' Alb. Reg. 

761. [1106?] Bury St. Edmunds 

Notification by Henry I to his barons, sheriflTs, and lieges of England: That the abbey of 
St. Edmunds is in his own hand and wardship. Therefore, all the possessions of it are to be 
at peace, with soc and sac, toll and team, and infangthief, as in the time of Abbot Baldwin. 
If any man encroach upon these rights, the addressees are to do justice. The men of the 
abbey are to have the King's peace. 

Witness: U[rse] d'Abitot. [1102-7.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Ff. ii. 33, fo. 28^; ' Album Registrum S. Edmundl' (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 39. 

Douglas, Feudal Docs. 65.) Farrer, Itin. 157. 
Possibly granted during the voidance of the abbey after the deposition of Abbot Robert I in 1 102. 

762. [1106?] Bury St. Edmunds 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally to his barons of Norfolk and Suffolk: That 
he has given to the church of Norwich and Bp. Herbert and the monks the manor of Eaton 
[in Norwich], formerly given to the monks of the Holy Trinity by Alan fitz Flahald; with 
sac and soc, toll and team, and all other customs which the land enjoyed when it was in the 
King's demesne. Respecting this, the King will issue a charter when Alan comes to his court. 
Moreover, the King has given to the above land in Norwich, extending from the bp.'s land 
to the water, and from the bridge of St. Martin to the land of St. Michael; this with sac and 
soc, toll and team and infangthief and all other customs which the King had over the land. 
Also, he has granted a prolongation of the fairs (feriarum) at Norwich from sunrise on the 
eve of Pentecost to sunset on the Tuesday after the octave of Pentecost; this with sac and 
soc, toll and team and infangthief and all other customs pertaining to the fair-right {ius 
feriarum) and this in the whole banlieu (leuga) of Norwich. Also fairs for three days at 
Lynn at the feast of St. Margaret and at Hoxne at St. Peter's Day with like customs. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Gilbert de I'Aigle; William de Albini; Ralph de Beau- 
fou. Per John de Bayeux and Gilbert the chaplain (omitted by Reg. iii). [1102-16.] 

[Copies in Norwich Cath., Reg. i, fo. 20v'>; iii, fos. lv° and 557°; Chart. R. 16 Hen. Ill, m. 11; 34 Ed. I, 
m. 3; Pat. R. 2 Ric. II, pt. i, m. 7. Cal. Chart. R. i. 153; Monast. iv. 17 (vi); Sa.undeTS, First Register, 
44.] Farrer, Itin. 243. 

This charter must be earlier than No. 1036. 

763. [1106?] 'Chigeberga' [Chigborough (near Maldon, Essex)?] 

Notification by Henry I to J[ohn] Bp. of Bath and A[iulf] the chamberlain and the barons 
of Somerset: That he has confirmed to God and the Holy Trinity and the monks of Cluny 
the land of Preston Bermondsey (Prestitona) which Ansger Brito gave them. 

Witnesses: Walter fitz Ansger; A[iulf] the chamberlain; R. de Beauchamp. [1 100-7.] 

[Cotton MS. Claud. A. VIII, fo. 115 (transcript from a Bermondsey Reg. of 1363).] 

The Bermondsey chronicle appears to place Ansger's gift in 1092 and Walter's confirmation in 1 126 (Ann. 

Monast. (R.S.), iii. 434). Walter fitz Ansger does not attest at any fixed date after 1107 and the limits of 

Aiulfs sheriffdom are not clearly determined. 

764. [1103-6] Cannock (Lecanot) 

Notitia of a Charter by Henry I to St. Stephen of Caen: Confirming the charter of Count 
Robert concerning the market of Cheux [Calvados] (No. 621). 
Witnesses: Robert de Meulan; Waldric the chancellor. 
[Paris, Bibl. Ste Genevieve, MS. 1656, fo. 19 (abstract only). Deville, Notices, iv. 17.] 



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765. [1103-6?] Cannock (Lecanot) 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Chester and Richard de Belmeis: That he has 
granted to St. Peter of Shrewsbury and Abbot Fulchered the manor called Baschurch and 
its appurtenances, as freely as ever it was held by Robert of Belesme. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Count of Meulan. [1102-8.] 

[Copies in Phillips MSS. 3516, 11225 (Salop. Cart.), No. 14 (transcript): Chart. R. 51 Hen. Ill, m. 1; 

Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 1 10, fo. 53 (from a Shrewsbury cart, at Trentham): Had. MS. 2063, 226 (fo. 108v°); 

B.M. Add. MS. 3031 1, fo. 17. Cal. Chair. R. ii. 82; Eyton, Am. of Shropshire,\\\\. 132.] Farrer,/f/«.43. 
Possibly of the same date as the preceding charter. 

766. [llOI-July 31, 1106.] King's Cliffe (C/;ra) 

Precept by Henry I to Nicholas the Sheriff of Staffordshire: To be at the King's court on 
the first day of Lent, if he wishes to claim the land of Coton-in-the-Elms (Cotes) against the 
Abbot of Burton. Otherwise, he is to let the abbot have the land, and to take nothing thence. 

Witnesses: W[aldric] the chancellor; H[enry], Earl of Warwick; W. de — . 

[Copy in Burton Cart, (belonging to the Marquis of Anglesey). \Vm. Salt Soc, Old Ser., v (1), 8.] Farrer, 

Ilin. 141. 
The Chancellor may be either William or Waldric, but this writ appears to be later than No. 600, which 

refers to proceedings on a writ of William II. 

767. [1101-6.] King's Chflfe (C//ra) 

Precept by Henry I to G[erard] Abp. [of York] and R[anulf] Bp. [of Durham] and all the 
sheriffs and others of England: That the monks of St. Cuthbert [of Durham] and their men 
are not to plead or answer at law respecting their lands, men, or customs or anything of 
which they were seised on the day when William Bp. of Durham was alive and dead; but 
they are to hold with sac and soc, toll and team, and all customs which they had at that date. 
If they have been disseised of anything since that time they are to be reseised without delay. 
If any man henceforth disseise them or do them any wrong, he is guilty of a breach of the 
King's special peace, and shall pay the forfeit therefor to the King. 

Witnesses: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; R[obert] Count of Meulan; Roger Bigod; Urse d' 
Abitot. [1100-7.] 

First seal of Henry I; fragments only, in white wax (Greenwell and Blair, 3014). 

[Original in Durham Cath. Treasury, ii"''^ i™' Regalium, No. 6.] 

This is probably of the same date as the preceding. 

768.* [1101-6.] King's ClifTe (C//wMa) 

Precept by Henry I to G[erard] Abp. [of York] and R[anulf] Bp. [of Durham] and all the 
sheriffs, &c., of England: That the lands and men of St. Cuthbert [of Durham] and his 
monks are to be free of shires and hundreds, trithings (tiidins) and wapentakes, aids of 
sheriffs and reeves; and they are to have their own court as in the time of the King's pre- 
decessors; and to hold all their property with sac and soc, toll and team, as peaceably as at 
any previous time. If they have been disseised of anything since the death of Bp. R. (sic), 
they are to be reseised without delay; for all the property of St. Cuthbert is in the King's 
hand and protection, as though it were his own alms. If any man has disseised them or 
done them wrong, he shall pay to the King the forfeiture for the breach of his peace. 

Witnesses: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; R[obert] Count of Meulan; Roger Bigod; Urse d' 
Abitot. 

Fourth seal; broken, white wax (Greenwell and Blair, 3018). 

[Pseudo-original. Durham Cath. ii"''" ]'""= Regalium, No. 8. Joiint. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 256.] Farrer, 

Itin. 142. 
Apparently a forgery based on the preceding. 
Birch uses this charter to prove the use of the fourth seal as early as 1 108. 

769. [1100-6.] London 

Notification by Henry I to H[ugh] de Boc[land], W[illiam] the chamberlain. W[illiam] 
de Magnavilla, and the lieges of Middlesex: That he has granted to St. Peter of Westminster 



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and Abbot Gilbert the manor of Eye [in Westminster] which Geoffrey de Magnavilla and 
his wife gave them. 
Witnesses: Queen Matilda; W. the chancellor. [1 lOO-l or 1 103-6.] 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 73v''; Westm. Abbey, 'Lib. Niger', fo. 6. Robinson, Gilbert 
Crispin, p. 142.] Farrer, Itin. 66. 

The chancellor may be either William Giffard or Waldric. Hugh seems to have been Sheriff of Middlesex 
at least as early as 1103. See E.H.R. xxxvii. 163, n. 5. It seems possible that Roger de Valognes was 
sheriff in 1 lOO-l (see No. 556), and that Hugh succeeded him before the end of July 1 101 (see No. 532). 
It is probable that Geoffrey de Mandeville I died in 1 100 and that the Geoffrey who was Sheriff of 
Devon, and witnessed charters in England and Normandy from 1 100 to 1113, was Geoffrey de Mande- 
ville of Marshwood [co. Dorset]'. Geoffrey de Mandevill II (of Essex) was paying off his relief for the 
inheritance from his father William in 1130 and had probably been doing so for two or three years 
(P.R. 31 Hen. I, p. 55). 

' We are indebted to the late Mr. Lewis Loyd for this information, which rests on Book of Fees, p. 96, 
and on a pedigree on the Chancellor's Roll of 10 John (Pipe Roll Soc., n.s. xxiii, p. 113, n. 8). 

770. [1 100-1 106, July 31.] 'Perem" [Parham, co. Suffolk or Sussex?] 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Earl Simon and William de Ca- 
hagnes and all of Northamptonshire: That he has given to the monks of La Charite who 
dwell at Northampton a mill at Hardingstone (Hardingthorpe) yielding at least 36.y. annually, 
for the souls' health of his parents and his brother, King William, and himself and his queen, 
IVIatilda. 

Witnesses: William de Albini. Per Ralph Fraunc'. 

[B.M. MS. Reg. 11 B. ix, fo. 1% (copy of 13th c. or early 14th c.).] 

Robert de Pavilli appears to have succeeded William de Cahaignes as sheriff by 1106 (see No. 743). 

771. [1106?] SawUy (Apud Saltredam) 

Precept by Henry I to his sheriffs and officials in England: Wherever the monks of Ely 
can find timber and lead and iron and stone for sale or anything else of which they have need 
for building their church, they are to be quit of all toll and custom. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. [1100-7.] 

[Cotton MS. Titus A. I, fo. 32v° (copy). Bentham, Hist, of Church of Ely, App. 18.] Farrer, Itin. 139. 
This writ was presumably issued between the deposition of Abbot Richard in 1 102 and his absolution by 
the Pope, 30 Apr. 1 107 (Jaffe, Regesia, i. 6152). It is probably of the same year as No. 772. 

Another charter to the same effect also dated at Sawtry and attested by W[aldric] the 
chancellor. 

[Liber Eliensis; Bentham, op. cit., App. 18*.] Farrer, Itin. 140. 

772. [1103-1106, July 31.] Stamford 

Notification by Henry 1 to Osbert the sheriff and the barons and burgesses of Lincoln : 
That he has granted to God and St. Mary and Bp. Robert and the canons his vineyard at 
Lincoln. Let John the reeve seise them of it. 

Witnesses: W[aldric] the chancellor; E[udo] Dapifer; Urse d' Abitot. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., 'Reg. Antiquiss.',fo.4(^; Reg. Superant. 2; Reg. 800; Cotton MS. Vesp. E.XVI, 
fo. 6v°. Monast. viii. 1272, No. xxi; Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 23.] Farrer, Itin. 151. 

773. [1100-1106, July 31.] Stamford 

Notification by Henry I (Rex Anglie) to Geoffrey de Mandevill and all of Devonshire; 
That he has granted to St. Mary of Tavistock and the monks there a weekly market on 
Fridays, at which merchants may buy and sell what they will. 

Witnesses: William Warelwast; Alfred of Lincoln; Harding fitz Alnod; Walter fitz 
Ansger. 

[Copy in Tavistock Chartulary (Woburn Abbey), fo. Iv°. E.H.R. Ixii. 355.] 

William of Warelwast was out of England for the winters 1 103^ and 1 105-6 and in Apr. 1 107. Henry 
was in Normandy from Aug. 1 106 till Mar. or Apr. 1 107. Mr. H. P. R. Finberg in E.H.R., loc. cit., dates 
the charter [c. 1 105] arguing from No. 684, the only other charter known to be witnessed by Harding 
fitz Alnod. 

774. [1103-1106, July 31.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to justiciars, sheriffs, &c., of all England: That he has confirmed 
to St. Peter and the Abbot and monks of Chertsey the four manors of Chertsey, Egham, 



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Thorp, and Chobham with all the appurtenances, free of geld, danegeld, murdrum, and every 
shire-court {com') and plea and plaint. They are not to plead, nor answer to any, except in 
their own hundred-court. And no sheriff is to hold pleas there except with the leave of the 
abbot. But they are to be free of all customs which pertain to the Crown, with sac and soc, 
toll and team, and infangthief, grith-brice, foresteal, hamsoken, flymenafyrmth, in feasts 
and outside feast-tides; with all their other customs, within and without borough, both in 
woods pertaining to the said manors and in other things. And in all their woods they are 
to have the power of taking timber for the use of their church, without anyone's leave {sine 
alicuius condictioiie). They may have their own dogs to take hares and foxes and wild cats 
on their own land, both within and without the forest. No forester or other official is to 
disturb or implead the monks. The King confirms all the liberties granted by the charters 
of Edward the Confessor and William I. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Waldric the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52] 4(13) and 38 (3); Cotton MS. Vitell. A. XIII, fo. 54^. Landon, 
Canae Antiquae, No. 112.] Farrer, Itin. 109. 

775. [1106.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Maurice Bp. of London and H[ugh] of Bocland and Eudo 
Dapifer and all the barons of Essex: That he has confirmed to the canons of Colchester, and 
the church of SS. Julian and Botolph, the land which Count Eustace of Boulogne gave to 
them. 

Witnesses: Count Eustace; Eudo Dapifer; Roger Bigod; Roger de Sumeri. 

[Pat. R. 5 Hen. VI, pt. 2, mm. 15-14 (inspeximus). Cal. Pat. R. 1422-9, 415.] Farrer, Itin. 34. 

Count Eustace was in England in 1101 and 1 106, and Roger de Sumeri attests No. 749. 

776. [1103-1106, July 31.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry to Hamo Dapifer and Hugh de Bocland: That fishermen are not to fish 
in the Rochester fishery on Thames, before the fishery of 'Niuuera' [i.e. New Wear] which 
belongs to the church of Rochester. 'Et si ulterius inveniuntur piscantes sint mihi foris- 
facti.' 

Witness: Waldric^ the chancellor. 

[Copies in Textus Roffensis, cxxix; Cotton MS. Dom. A. X, fo. 105; Chart. R. 3 Ed. I, No. 2; Pat. R. 12 
Ed. IV, pt. 2, m. 14; Confirm. R. I Hen. VIII, pt. 8, No. 2: B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 7v'' (ex libra 
Roff.). Monast. (1846), i. 164; Hearne, Textus Roffensis, 171 ; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 90; Thorpe, 
Regist. Roffense (1769), 34.] 

' Cotton MS. has 'Walt". 

777. [1103-1106, July 31.] Winchester 

Precept-by Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] and R[oger] Bigod and R[alph] Passelewe 
and the barons of Norfolk and Suffolk: That St. Edmund and Abbot Robert [II of Bury 
St. Edmunds] have their ^ hundreds as freely as Abbot Baldwin had them. All who hold 
land within the said hundreds are to resort to the hundred-courts and the pleas held by the 
abbot's justiciar as they are bound to do ; and the abbot may compel them to come (ju.stificet 
ut venient). Within the said hundreds, the officials of the abbot are to collect the King's 
gelds and scots and to bring them to the royal treasury, as they were wont to do in the time 
of Abbot Baldwin. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor. Per William de la Rochelle {Rocellis). 

['Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 34v°; C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 97%"; Ff. ii. 
33, fo. 25; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 166; Cartae Antiquae (P) 15 (8) (copies). E.H.R. xxiv. 427 (No. 13); Douglas, 
Feudal Docs. 67 (No. 32).] Farrer, Itin. 112. 

778.* [1103-6.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I 'dei gratia rex Anglorum fihus magni regis Willelmi qui regi 
^dwardo hereditario iure successit' to all men present and to come: That all future Priors 
of Durham are to have the honours and dignities of an abbot (enumerated). 

Signa: The King; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Waldric the chancellor; Hamo Dapifer; Robert 
Count of Meulan: Henry Earl of Warwick; Audin the King's chaplain; Alvred of Lincoln; 



HENRY I 59 

Robert Bp. of Lincoln ; William Bainar[d] ; Roger Bigod ; William de Albini ; Robert Malet; 
Nigel de Oilli ; Eudo Dapifer ■,'V/iUiam the constable ; Humphrey de Bohun ; William de Albini. 
Third seal of Henry I (fragment). (Greenwell and Blair, No. 3016.) 

[Durham Cath. !!""= i'"'' Regalium, No. i (pseudo-original); Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 39; Line. Inn, 

Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 99 (copies).] 
'Haec carta confirmata est apud Wintoniam in concilio meo anno regni mei (sic) praesentibus omnibus 

baronibus meis et quibusdam subscribentibus.' 
This charter is obviously a forgery. The place and witnesses may be genuine (cf. No. 783). 

779. [1106, before July 31. (?)] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to W[illiam] Bp. of Exeter and all of Devonshire: That he con- 
firms to the church of St. Nicholas, Exeter, and the monks there the church of South Tawton 
in frankalmoign, also that of North Tawton given by Robert Foliot. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; W[aldric] the chancellor; 
Gilbert de I'Aigle. 

[Cotton MS. Vitell. D. IX, fo. 28 (copy).] Farrer, Iiin. 171. 

Farrer notes this charter as spurious. The style is doubtful, but the substance and witnesses seem possible. 
If it is genuine, William de Werelwast must have been nominated to Exeter before 1107. 

780. [1101-1106, July 31?] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. [of Norwich] and Robert Malet and Ralph de 
Beaufou: That the monks of Eye hold their land at Fressingfield and Thornham Magna 
(Pelecoch) [co. Suff.] as on the day when the King's father was alive and dead. 

Witness: Ranulf Bp. of Durham. Per William de Houghton. 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 8177, fo. 114; also fo. 133; Chart. R. 20 Ric. II, No. 4. Cal. Chart. R. v. 363.] 

Farrer, Itin. 111. 
Farrer dates 1104-6. Robert Malet was not exiled in 1102 as he attests with Waldric the chancellor. 

Flambard escaped early in 1 101 but was pardoned and was at Durham in II04. But the charter may be 

spurious. 

781. [1103-1106, July 31.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry to Ranulf Meschin, Osbert the sheriff, and all his barons, French 
and English, of Lincolnshire: Granting to God and St. Mary of Lincoln and Bp. Robert 
and his successors for ever, the possession of the church of St. Benedict of Wigford (de 
Wicheford) with all appurtenances. This is done at the request of Roger Bigod who gave that 
church in alms to God and St. Mary. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of [Salisbury]; Waldric the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; 
H. [Earl] of Warwick; Roger Bigod (ipso Rogero); Hamo Dapifer. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., Reg. A. i. 4, fo. 5d (No. 34); Reg. Superant. No. 12; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. 
XVI, fo. 8; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 51. Monast. viii. 1273, No. xxxi; Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 34.] 
Farrer, Iiin. 72. 

782. [1103-1106, July 31.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Henry Count of Eu and generally: That he has granted to St. 
Martin's, Battle, the meadows of Bodiam which Geoffrey (Gosf) the monk bought up 
(redemit) for the use of the said church at Pentecost in the chapter and that they may hold 
them as freely as under William I and II and the Counts of Eu. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; W[alter] fitz Ansger. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 26; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 14v° (without witnesses).] 

783.* [1106?before July 31.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I, generally addressed: That he has confirmed to Ernald le Rus 
(Rujfus) son of Roger, at the request of Count Stephen of Mortain, the gift which Stephen 
made to him of the manor of Stradbroke [co. Suffolk] which is in the honour of Eye; to- 
gether with the gift of the churches of Stradbroke and Wingfield, and all things pertaining 
to that manor, in fee and inheritance to him and his heirs, to hold from Stephen and his 
heirs, and the King and his heirs; with soc and sac, toll and team and infangthief, and all 
liberties and customs; paying to Stephen and his heirs 28 pounds of silver in discharge of 
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Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Waldric the chancellor; Stephen Count of Mortain; 
William Earl Warenne; Hamo Dapifer; John son of Stephen. 

[Chart. R. 11 Hen. Ill, pt. 2, m. 9 ilnspe.xinms). Cal. Chan. R. i. 47.] 

Stephen was made Count of Mortain after Tinchebrai (28 Sept. 1 106), possibly as late as 1113 (see J. H. 
Round in Complete Peerage, ix. 243), and Waldric became Bp. of Laon in Feb. 1 107. Henry was not in 
England between these dates. The charter, as enrolled, contains an interpolated description of Henry I 
as 'avus Regis Henrici avi Regis nunc'. 

784. [1105-1106, July 31.] 

Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. of Worcester and Walter Sheriif of Gloucester : 
That he has confirmed the manor of Coin Rogers (co. Glos.) [Culna S. Andreae] to the 
church of St. Peter of Gloucester as Roger of Gloucester gave it. 

Witnesses: Girmund Abbot of Winchcomb; Roger of Gloucester; Hugo parvus. 

[Copies in C.U.L. li. ii. 3, and in a fragment from the binding of All Souls (Oxford) Bursar's Book for 
1548-9 (No. 23 in C. T. Martin, Archives of All Souls College, p. 41 1), being manuscripts of a Gloucester 
text of William of Malmesbury's Gesia Regtim. Will. Malm., Gesta Regum (ed. Stubbs), 521, note.] 
Farrer, W/;. 118. 

785. [1103-1106, July 31.] 

Recital of gifts by Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] to the church of the Holy Trinity at Norwich: 
'Has donationes et ordinationes confirmarunt et crucesignarunt Henricus Rex\ Matyldis 
Regina; 

'Signarunt etiam Waldricus cancellarius; Rogerus Bygotus; Eudo Dapifer: Robertus 

Malethe; Nigellus Constabidarius; Willelmus Pyncerua.' 

[Copies in B.M. Cotton Roll ii. 21 (inspe.ximiis of John Abp. of Cant. a.d. 1281); D. and C. of Norwich, 
Reg. ii, fo. 3 (bis); Cotton MS. Aug. II, 103 (transcript). Moiiast. iv. 19.] Farrer, Irin. 154. 

786. [1106?] Norwich 

Notification by Henry 1 to R[oger] Bigod and Ralph Passelewe and all of Norfolk and 
Suffolk: That the manor of Thorp and all its appurtenances are quit and free from all aids 
and scots, as when they were in the King's own hand and demesne. The persons addressed, 
and all hundreds in which are the lands of Thorp, are to lay no scot or aid on the said manor, 
except such as they imposed when it was in royal demesne. It is to have the same freedom 
as the King's other manors, as he previously commanded. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1104-7.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 12 Ed. Ill, No. 41 ; D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. i, fo. 52v°; ii, fo. 25 (fe); iii, fo. 55. 
Cal. Chart. R. iv. 439.] Farrer, Itin. 152. 

This manor had been given to the Bp. of Norwich in 1101 (see No. 548). 

787. [1106?] Norwich 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Bigod and Ralph Passelewe and all of Norfolk and Suffolk: 
That all the meadows of Newton [in Trowse] and all its other appurtenances be quit, like 
the meadows of Thorp. The like is to hold for all the meadows of the Holy Trinity, Norwich. 
All men and property of the monks are under the King's protection. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1104-7.] 

[D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. i, fo. 51v°: ii, fo. 24 (bis)\'m. fo. 54.] 
Apparently of even date with the charter for Thorp. 

788. [1106, C.Oct. 1.] Elbeuf(f^e//eZ?o/)[Seine-Inf.]i 

Letter by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury: Notifying him of the victory gained at 
Tinchebrai over Robert of Normandy. 
Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 

[Jesus Coll. Oxon. MS. 51, fo. 104 (copy): Eadmer, Hist. Nov. (R.S.), 184 (imperfect).] 
Eadmer omits the attestation and place. Immediately after Tinchebrai Henry proceeded by way of Falaise 
to Rouen (Ord. Vit. iv. 231). 

' See Davis in E.H.R. xxiv. 729. 

789. [1106?] Pont de I'Arche 

Precept by Henry I to Faritius Abbot of Abingdon: If Hugh son of Thurstan refuses to 
perform the service due from the land which he holds of the abbot, in making enclosures 



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and bridges {in operatione parcorum et pontium), &c., the King commands that the abbot 
himself do justice in the matter. 
Witness: the Chancellor. [1 105-17.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143^; C. IX, fol. ISOV. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 90; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 109.) Farrer, Itin. 226a. 
This must be later than 1 105 (No. 683) and before the death of Faritius (23 Feb. 1117). 

790. 1106, Nov. 7. Rouen. 

Notitia of the recovery by William III, Abbot of Fecamp, against the monks of St. Taurin, 
fivreux, of his right to appoint the Abbot of St. Taurin's, in the court of Henry I, then 
present, and in the chamber of William Abp. of Rouen. 

Present: William Abp. of Rouen; Turold Bp. of Bayeux; Gilbert Bp. of Evreux; WiUiam 
Giflfard Bp. of Winchester; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Hilgot Abbot of St. Ouen [Rouen]; 
Arnulf Abbot of Troarn; Urse Abbot of Jumieges; Walter Abbot of Holy Trinity of the 
Mount [Rouen]; Benedict, Fulbert, and Richard, Archdeacons of Rouen; Robert Arch- 
deacon of £vreux; Barons: Robert Count of Meulan; Richard de Redvers; William de 
Albini ; Walter son of Richard de Vernon ; Waldric the chancellor. Witnesses : (on behalf of 
Fecamp) William Prior of Fecamp, afterwards abbot elect of St. Taurin, and others named. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. Coll. Moreau xlii. 88 (transcript). Gall. Christ, xi. Instr. c. 127 (Ex chartis Fiscanni) (cf. 

Haskins, Norm. Inst. 87).] Farrer, Itin. 167. 
1 106, Ind. 15, 7 Id. Nov. Holy Trinity is the abbey afterwards called Ste. Catherine-du-Mont near Rouen. 

791. 1106, Nov. 30. Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to A[nselm] Abp. of Canterbury and Herbert Bp. of Norwich 
and Roger Bigod and the Abbot of St. Edmunds and all barons, French and English, of 
Suffolk : The King has granted to St. Mary of Mailing the manor of Cornard (Comgerda) 
which Robert fitz Hamon gave with his daughter for the support {ad victum) of the nuns. 

Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini; William Peverel 
of Dover. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Chart. R. 21 Ed. Ill, No. 22; Textus Roffensis. Thorpe, Registnim Roffense (1769). 

486; Monast. iii. 384; Cat. Chart. R. v. 56 (No. 7).] Farrer, Itin. 168. 
'Apud Rotomagum in festo S. Andree.' 

792. [1106.] Rouen 

Charter of William Abp. of Rouen, confirming with the assent of Henry I the church of 
Notre-Dame at Saint-Sever [Rouen] {Ermentrudisvilla) to Bee, as the abbot and monks 
proved their right before the bishops and barons of Normandy. 

Witnesses: Thorold Bp. of Bayeux; Turgis Bp. of Avranches; Robert of Belleme; Robert 
Count of Meulan; Eustace Count of Boulogne; Henry Count of Eu; and the archdeacons, 
Fulbert, Benedict, Richard, Ursel. 

Seal (on double tag) lost. 

[Original in Archives of Seine-Inf6rieure, fonds Bonne-Nouvelle. Modern transcripts, Paris, Bibl. Nat. 

MS. lat. 13905, fo. 18v°, MS. lat. 10055, fo. 82 (ex chartulario Beccensi). Haskins, Norm. Inst. 293.] 

Farrer, ////;. 167a. 
Robert of Belleme was pardoned by Henry I after Tinchebrai (Ord. Vit. iv. 236). 

793. [1102-6.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Robert de Pavilli and all of Leicestershire: That he has granted 
to one Hardulf {liuic HardulfoY in fee farm as his liege man certain lands in Asfordby 
and Wartnaby some of which were given by Alfwin Wredec, and some held by him for life. 
Witnesses: the Count of Meulan; Geoffrey Ridel; Robert de Ferrars. 

[Manchester, Chetham Library, C. 8. 31 (Gresley Cartulary), p. 1 1 (transcript of 17th c). Nichols, History 
and Antiquities of Leicestershire, iii. 15.] 

' Probably the ancestor of the Wasteneis family. 

794. [1106?] Before Arques 'in obsidione' 

Notification by Henry I to all his officers of the comte and the forests of Arques and 
Aliermont; that St. Mary of Bee, for the use of her monks serving God at Envermeu, may 



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have in his forest of Aliermont a grove {nemus) for firing and free pasture for their swine 
and animals. 
Witness: Hugh of Envermeu. [1104-6] 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. lat. 10058, fo. 7; 13905, fo. 80 (transcripts). Round, C.D.F. 132 (No. 393) (calen- 
dared).! Farrer, Itin. 105. 

795. [1106?] Before Arques 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff: To permit the bearer {huic) Robert de Grainville 
to have his prebend in Lincoln as the King granted by his writ. Let the King hear no more 
complaints on account of any new custom. 

Witness: Hugh de Envermeu {Euremor). 

[Lincoln Cath., 'Reg. Antiquiss.' fo. 8 (copy). Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 57.] Farrer, Itin. 105a. 

This writ must be later than No. 731, and it seems probable that the siege of Arques was after Tinchebrai. 

796. 1106 

Nolitia of the appointment by Henry I of Ralf Basset, Geoffrey Ridel, Ranulf (Radulfus) 
le Meschin, and Peter de Valognes to hear the plaint against Osbert the sheriff of Yorkshire 
for violation of the liberty of Ripon. 

[Leiand, Collectanea (ed. 1770), iv. 110; 'ex libello de privilegiis ab iCthelstano rege Ripensi ecclesiae 
concessis"; Monast. ii. 132.] 

797.* [1106] 

Confirmation by Henry I to the monks of St. Valery : Of their lands in England and their 
privileges, including criminal jurisdiction (omnem justiciam de assaltu et sanguinis effu- 
sione et pads infractione) and exemption from shires and hundreds. They are not to 
answer for their lands and tenements before anyone except the King or his chief justiciar. 
The alienations of unwise abbots are to be null and void. (Spurious.) 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Waldric [the chancellor]; Reginald de St. Valery. 

[Archives of New College, O.xford, Tackley Deeds No. 17a (pretended original). Monast. vii. 1106; 
Salter. Oxford Chart., No. 28 (facs.): Bibl. de I'^cole des Chartes, Ixix. 375.] 

Dr. Salter shows that this charter must be after Tinchebrai and before Feb. or Mar. 1 107 when Waldric 
ceased to be chancellor. Roger is not known to have been in Normandy with the King. Reginald of 
St. Valery, who died in 1 166, can hardly have been old enough to attest, and he was the immediate suc- 
cessor of Walter, the Domesday tenant. 

798. [1100-6.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That the Abbess of Barking is to hold her 
abbey as well and honourably with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief, as she held 
in the time of King Edward, under his writ, and as William I granted by his writ and seal, 
and she is to have her wood as in the time of William L 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Robert Malet. Per William de Warelwast. 

[Chart. R. 7 & 8 Rich. II, No. 33 (14); Pat. R. 4 Ed. IV, pt. 3, m. 22; Confirm. R. 4 Hen. VII, pt. 3, No. 

32 Un.spexinnis). Cal. Chart. R. v. 285.] 
Robert Malet does not attest after 1 106. 

799. [1101-4.] London 

Precept (prohibeo) by Henry I to G[erard] Abp. of York and all of Yorkshire: Forbidding 
anyone to hunt in the forest or land of Robert de Lacy without his leave. 
Witness: Robert Malet. 

Like mandate to Osbert the sheriff, similarly witnessed. 
[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] 3,27, m. 2 (copy).] 

800. [1103-6.] 

Charter of confirmation by Henry I to St. Vincent of Le Mans: Of the gifts made to that 
house, in England and Wales, by Hamelin de Ballon (Baladone), viz. the tithes of Over 
Gwent (Weneiscoit), the chapel of Abergavenny (Bergaveni) Castle [co. Monmouth] and 
land for making a borough, &c. ; in England, the church of [Great] Cheverel (Capreolum) 
[co. Wilts.] and the church of Sutton Veney (Sutona). Also of the gifts of Winebald de 
Ballon, brother of Hamelin. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Waldric the chancellor; Roger Bp. [of Salisbury]; 
William Peverel {Piperellus); Robert Pecche; Herluin Abbot of Glastonbury; Humphrey 



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Orescuilz (Aureis Testiculis); Waldric son of Roger de Courseulles (Curcella); Winebald; 
Elizabeth his wife; HameHn de Ballon (Baladone); Agnes his wife; William and Matthew 
sons of Hamelin. 

[Le Mans, Bibl. Publ., Cart, of St. Vincent du Mans A, p. 335 (copy). Martene et Durand, Amplissima 
Colleclio, i. 578; Chan. Abb. S. Vincent, No. 831 ; Round, C.D.F. 368, no. 1048 (calendared).] Farrer, 
liin. 110. 

801. [1087-1106.] 

Diploma by Robert, Prince of Normandy and Count of Maine, to St. Vincent and St. 
Laurence of Le Mans and Abbot Ranulf and the monks of that church: Granting the tithe 
of the customs due to him in the castle of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe {Fraterniacum)} this for the 
souls of his father and his other predecessors whether in Normandy or in Maine. 

[Copy, Martfene et Durand, Amplissima Colleclio, i. 567: 'Ex cartario S. Vincentii.'J 

' ' Fresne ', the rendering of Martdne and Durand, is probably a mere guess. The castle occurs as ' Freernai' 
on the Sarthe in the chronicle of Robert of Torigni (Bouquet, xiii. 311c). 

802. [1100-6.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to W[illiam] Bp. of Winchester and Henry de Port and all his 
barons, officials, and lieges: That he has granted to God and St. Mary of Romsey and his 
wife, Queen Matilda, an annual fair at the feast of St. Ethelfleda, to last for four days, and 
this shall be on the fifteenth day after the feast of St. Denis (9 Oct.); to be held with sac and 
soc, toll and team and infangthief, and all other customs thereto pertaining. And the King 
grants his firm peace to those who resort to the fair. And moreover, he grants a Sunday 
market, with the aforesaid customs. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Count Eustace; Urse d' Abitot. 

[Chart. R. 52 Hen. Ill, m. 4 (Inspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. ii. 102.] 

William de Pont de I'Arche seems to have succeeded Henry de Port as sheriff about 1106 (see No. 805). 

803. [1103-6.] 

Precept by Henry I to Roger de Martinwast, Henry de Port, Geoffrey the reeve, and the 
burgesses of Winchester : That Godfrey the Prior, and the monks of St. Peter hold those lands 
and houses which Hugh the larderer gave them as the good men of Winchester shall testify, 
and answer to no man. If Henry son of Hugh claims the monks hold more than Hugh gave 
them, judgement is to be given by the good men of Winchester. Roger is to cause the monks 
to have the customs of their vavasours as under Bp. Walkelin. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 16 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 391.] 

804. [1100-6.] 

Precept by Henry I to Henry de Port, Richard the Reeve and the burgesses of Winchester: 
That the Prior and monks of St. Swithun's hold those lands as in the time of WiUiam I and 
William II, especially that given by Hugh the larderer. 

Witnesses: William de Warelwast; Grimbald the Physician. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 16v° (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 391.] 

William dc Pont de I'Arche seems to have succeeded Henry de Port as sheriff in 1 106. See Nos. 805-6. 

805. [1103-6.] 

Precept by Henry I to William de Pont de I'Arche, Roger de Martinwast, and all ministers 
of Hampshire: That the priests who hold churches on the demesne lands of the monks of 
Winchester, particularly St. Faith's, Havant, pay the 'priests' pennies' due from their 
churches. If not, the monks shall pay and be quit henceforth. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 17 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 391.] 

806. [1103-6.] 

Precept by Henry I to William de Pont de I'Arche, Croc the huntsman, and Ranulf del 
Broc: To deal fairly with the men of the Bp. and monks of Winchester who have been 
summoned to shires and hundreds which they have not been accustomed to attend. 

Witness: Waldric the chancellor. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 15 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 391.] 



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807. [1104-1107, Easter.] Lillebonne 

Precept by Henry I to William Peverel of Nottingham and Richard son of Gotze and Roger 
Lovetot: That the church of Laughton-en-le-Morthen (Lestona), which the King and his 
wife, Queen Matilda, have granted as a prebend to St. Peter of York, shall have the tithes 
pertaining to it without molestation. It is the King's will that the alms of himself and the 
Queen be not diminished, no matter who is the tenant of the lands. The monks of Blyth 
are to be forbidden to interfere therein. 

Witness: William de Albini. Per John de Sees. 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus", pt. 1, fo. 63; pt. ii, fo. 84. Monast. viii. 1179; Kaine, Hist, of the 
Church of York, iii. 31.] Farrer, lliii. 106. 

The King was not in Normandy before 4 Aug. 1 104. Haskins assigns this and the following writ to 1 106-7 
(Norm. Insi. 3 1 0). Roger de Lovetot was dead before the foundation of Radford (afterwards Worksop) 
Priory, which is attributed to 1 103 by the 15th-c. verse chronicle (Monast. vi. 122 (ix)). But as William's 
charter of foundation is addressed to T. Abp. of York this date is impossible. Moreover, Roger's 
nephew Richard seems to have succeeded him about 1116. (Farrer, £.y.C. iii. 3-5.) Helgot had probably 
succeeded Richard son of Gotse as sheriff by May 1 105 (No. 704) and Henry had not been in Normandy 
since Easter 1 107. 

808. [1104-1107, Easter.] Lillebonne 

Precept by Queen Matilda to William Peverel of Nottingham, Richard the son of Gotse, 
and Roger de Lovetot: Commanding that the church of Laughton-en-le-Morthen {Lestona) 
which the Queen has given to St. Peter of York to form a prebend (in praebendam) fully 
have the tithes which belong to it; and that neither the monks of Blyth nor any other men 
interfere {se intromittant) therein. Also enjoining and commanding the addressees (vos 
autem precor et praecipio) that her alms be not diminished and that no one interfere therein 
except the canons of York themselves. 

Witnesses: John de Sagio; Bernard the chaplain. 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus', pt. i, fo. 63; ii, fo. 84; Cotton MS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 71 v°. Monast. 
viii. 1 179; Raine, Hist, of the Church of York, iii. 31.] Farrer, Ilin. 107. 

809. [1 106-1107, Apr.] Rouen 'praesente magno procerum conventu' 

Charter by Henry I, King of the English and Duke of the Normans, addressed generally: 
In favour of the priory of St. Faith at Longueville, confirming grants of William II, &c. 

Witnesses : King Henry ; the Queen ; Simon the Earl [of Huntingdon] ; Roger fitz Richard ; 
William de Albini; many others. 

[Arch. Seine Inferieure (original). Round, C.D.F. 74 (No. 219) (calendared); R. P. Le Cacheux, Charles 
du Prieure de Longueville (Soc. Hist. Norm., Rouen, 1934), 1.] Farrer, Itin. 225. 

Haskins (Norm. Inst. 310) points out that if Matilda only once visited Normandy (Annates Monastici 
(Winchester), ii. 42) this cannot be later than 14 Apr. 1 107. 

810. [1107, Mar.-Apr.] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to Richard de Belmeis and the reeve of Chichester and the barons 
of Sussex: That he has confirmed to the church of the Holy Trinity at Chichester a fair of 
eight days' duration at the season fixed by Bp. Ralph, namely one day before the feast and 
six days after it. The bp. and his successors are to have the whole of their customs in the 
vill and outside it. All resorting to the fair are to have the King's peace, and no one is to 
molest them on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan. [1 107-8.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 12 Ed. Ill, No. 40; Bp.'s Muniments, Chichester, Liber A, fo. 25; B, fos. 24, 33v°; 

E, fo. 157v°. Cal. Chart. R. iv. 440; Hist. MSS. Comm. Rep. on MSS. in Various Collections, i. 181 

(calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 169. 
Possibly issued just after the King's return from France in Lent 1 107. The address to Richard is probably 

before his election to the see of London and therefore before July 1 108. 

811. [1107, Mar.-Apr.?] Portsmouth 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Walter [Huse] the Sheriff of Wilts.: 
That the Abbess and nuns of Romsey hold in peace their land and property and tithes which 



HENRY I 65 

Stephen fitz Arard gave them along with his daughter, and especially the tithe of Whitsbury 
(Wyteberia). They are not to be impleaded concerning it, except by the King's command. 
Witness: Gilbert de I'Aigle. [1 100-10.] 

[Chart. R. 52 Hen. Ill, m. 4. Cal. Chart. R. ii. 103.] Farrer, Ilin. 303. 

Walter Huse had been replaced by William de Pont de I'Arche as sheriff before 29 May 1 1 10 (No. 947). 

812. [1107, after May 1.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Hugh de Bocland, and all his lieges, 
French and English, of Bedfordshire: Granting to the church of St. Mary of Abingdon the 
land which Henry de Albini gave to the said church: namely one hide of land at Holme 
and half a virgate of land and half a hide in Stratton in the hundred of Biggleswade 
(Bicheleswatere). 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Hamo Dapifer; William de 
Albini; Nigel de Albini; Grimbald the physician (Medicus). [1107-15.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 145v°; C. IX, fo. 152v°. Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 101.] 

Farrer, Iiin. 349. 
The above grant was made by Henry de Albini, 1 May 1 107 {Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 100). 

813. [1107, June 2.] Pentecost, Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Nigel d' Oilli and Hugh de Boc- 
land Sheriflf of Bucks, and William Sheriflf of Oxford : Of a confirmation to God and St. 
Mary and the monks of Abingdon of the mill called Boiemilne &c. given by William fitz 
Aiulf and the land between Ackhamstead (Hemmestedam) and Marlow which Robert fitz 
Hamon gave and the land of Alword de Sutton [in Colnbrook] as Milo Crispin gave it; and 
the land of Robert son of Hervey which Matilda the Queen gave. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo 
(Raimero) Dapifer; Roger Bigod; William de Curci; Nigel d' Oilli; Roger fitz Richard. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 146v°; C. IX, fo. 153. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 106.] 
Farrer, Jtin. 174. 

The grant here confirmed was made between Aug. 1106-7, while Roger Bigod died in 1107. The A.S.C. 
records that Henry held his Whitsuntide court at Westminster in 1 107. 

814. [1107?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry to Nigel d' Oilli and WilHam the Sheriff of Oxford: Commanding that 
they do full right to the Abbot of Abingdon in respect of his sluice which the men of 
Stanton Harcourt (?) (Estantona) have broken under penalty of £10. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1 107-10.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143v°; C. IX, fo. 150v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 92; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 89.] 

The conjunction of Nigel d'Oilli (as justiciar?) with William as sheriff suggests 1 107. Cf No. 813. 

815. [1107?] Cornbury 

Precept by Henry I to William Sheriff of Oxford : To do justice to Abbot Faritius respect- 
ing the men of Stanton Harcourt (?) (Estantona) who have broken the abbot's sluice, under 
penalty of £10. 

Witness: Eudo £)a;7;/er. [1107-10.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 143v°; C. JX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 92.] 

This is clearly a reiteration of the preceding and therefore not before 1107. 

816. [1107, June 2.] Pentecost, Westminster 

Notitia of a confirmation by Henry I to Abingdon Abbey: Of a grant made by Robert 
fitz Hamon, towards the time of his death. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; Roger Bigod; 
Roger fitz Richard; William de Curci. (Robert Bloet being Bp. of Lincoln and WilHam 
Sheriff of Oxfordshire.) 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144v°; C. IX, fo. 151v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 96.] Farrer, 
Itin. 175. 

Issued soon after the death of Robert fitz Hamon (d. 1 107), but before the death of Roger Bigod who died 
in the same year. Cf. No. 813. 

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817. [1102-7.] Pentecost, Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has granted to St. Augustine's, 
Canterbury, sac and soc, grith-breach (pads fractura) and hamfare (piignam in domo factam) 
and highway robbery {vie assidtus) and infangthief (/afroHe^ in terra sua capii) and harbour- 
ing or feeding of thieves over their own men ; and their toll by land and water and the custom 
which is called 'teames' over all the allodiarii whom the King has given to them. These 
customs are given as William I and William II gave them. 

Witnesses: William de Warelwast; Turstin the chaplain. [1 102, 1 104, or 1 107.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Jul. D. II, fo. 87v° (No. 167); Claud. D. X, fo. 57v": Trin. Hall, Camb. MS., 
fo. 68v°; P.R.O. Cart. St. Aug. Cant., fo. 153: Chart. R. 8 Hen. IV, No. 1; Pat. R. 2 Hen. VI, pt. 3, 
m. 5: 4 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29; Cart. Ant. 9 (I), (15). Cal. Pat. R. 4 Ed. IV, 404; Hist. Moii. St. Aug. Cant., 
361. Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 267 (calendared).] Farrer, ////;. 89. 

818. [1102-7.] Pentecost, Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln and R[anuir]fitzRanulfand the barons 
of Lincolnshire: That in his presence and with his consent, Hugh of Envermeu has restored 
to St. Peter of Westminster, and Abbot Gilbert, the manor of Doddington which he had 
received from the said abbot, in the presence of William II, in exchange for the manor of 
Duxford (Ducesworthe) [co. Camb.] which he had given to Abbot Gilbert. The King has 
restored Duxford to Count Eustace and has given Hugh an exchange for it, wherefore he 
has restored to St. Peter his manor. 

Witnesses: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; Henry Earl of Warwick: Gilbert fitz Richard; 
William de Warelwast; and many others. [1102, 1104, or 1107.] 

[Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 525 (502); Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 74. Armitage Robinson, 

Gilbert Crispin. 145.] Farrer, Itin. 90. 
Before the consecration of William de Warelwast as Bp. of Exeter; 1102, 1104, and 1107 are the only 

years in which Pentecost was kept at Westminster. 

818a. [1105-7], June 22. 

Notification by Queen Matilda to all her French men : That she has given to Michael de 
Hamsclape . . . of land which she had in Barrowden (Bergendona), Luffenham, and in Seaton 
(Segentona) and Thorpe by the Water (Torp) [Rutland]. 

Witness: David the Queen's brother. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 48v'' (imperfect copy).] 
'In festivitate Sancti Albani.' 

819. [1107, June?] Cirencester 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of Bayeux and his chapter: That Godfrey {Gode- 
fridus) the priest has proved his claim to the church of St. Sauveur in the market place of 
Caen 'in curia mea ante episcopos meos et clerum meum'. To this are witnesses John Bp. 
of Lisieux, and the Bp. of Sees and the Bp. of Avranches and Fulbert the archdeacon and 
all the chapter of Rouen. 'Et videte ne amodo dissaisiatur sine recto judicio.' 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-22.] 

[Bayeux Cath., Livre Noir, fo. 9 (copy). Bourrienne, Cart. Antiq. Ecclesiae Baiocensis, i. 44.] Farrer, 

Itin. 185. 
The mention of Fulbert as archdeacon (rather than dean) seems to make the earlier date the more probable. 

On the 'court" see Haskins, Norm. Inst. 104. 

820. [1107, June?] Cirencester 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs, &c. : That the men of the monks of Gloucester be free 
of toll and custom and passage so far as concerns what they need for their own use. 
Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-22.] 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 159v°. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 132; Bigelow, Plac. 
Anglo-Norm. 126.] Farrer, Itin. 184. 

821. [1107, June?] Cirencester 

Notification by Henry to Ranulf Meschin, Osbert Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and all his 
barons, French and English: Granting to God and St. Mary of Lincoln and Bp. Robert, 
for the souls of the King's father, mother, brother, and ancestors, himself, Matilda his wife, 
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the priests of the same churches formerly held of him. If anything belongs to the King by 
way of custom from the churches, that he reserves to himself. 

Witnesses: Eudo Dapifer; Roger Bigod; Hamo Dapifer; Urse de Abitot; Osbert the 
sheriff. [1100-7.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., 'Reg. Antiquiss.', fo. 6v°, No. 45; Reg. Superant. 16 (defective); Reg. No. 22; 
Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 9; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3. Monast. viii. 1274, No. xl; Foster, Reg. Amiq., 
No. 45.] Farrer, Wn. 181. 

822. [1107, June?] Cirencesteri 

Notification by Henry I to Ranulf Bp. of Durham: Of a grant to God and St. Oswin and 
the monks of Tynemouth, of Tynemouth, Preston, and Milnton and all the fisheries of 
Tynemouth in the Tyne, and Earsdon and the two Chirtons and the church of . . .,- Seghill 
and Monkseaton and Whitley and Bewick and Lilburn and Eghngham 'in puram et per- 
petuam elemosinam". 

Witness: Queen Matilda. [1107-Apr. 1116.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. \\7b (copy); Lansd. MS. 860a, fo. 142v° (transcript). Hist. Northumberland, 

viii. 55 (No. 13).] Farrer, Itin. 183. 
The omission of St. Mary makes it likely that this charter is before the dedication of the new church at 
Tynemouth (20 Aug. 1 1 10). See Craster in Hist. Northumberland, viii. 57. 
' Cotton MS. '. . . cestre'; Lansd. MS. 'Cyrecestre'. 
^ The missing name is probably Woodhorn (see Hist. Northumberland, viii. 49). 

823. [1107, June?] Gloucester 

Precept by Henry I to Richard de Belmeis and the sheriffs, barons, officials of all England: 
That all the lands and men and goods of the Abbot of Shrewsbury be quit of customs as 
they ever were in the time of Roger of Montgomery and Hugh and Robert of Belesme. All 
their property and victuals (corrediwn) and raiment and their men are to be quit of all toll 
and custom and passage-money throughout England. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-July 1108.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 51 Hen. Ill, m. 1 ; Pat. R. 3 Ric. II, pt. 1, m. 26; Salop. Cart., No. 39; B.M. Add. 
MS. 3031 1, fo. 41v". Cal. Chart. R. ii. 81.] Farrer, Itin. 186. 

824. [1107, June?] Cricklade 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester and William de Pont de I'Arche, 
and all his barons of Hampshire : That he has granted to the church of St. Mary at SaUsbury 
and to Bp. Roger the church of Hurstbourne Tarrant (Hesseburn) and whatever Thurstin 
son of Vitahs holds of the King. And William de Pont de I'Arche is to give seisin to the bp. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1 107-22.] 

[Sarum Charters, 4.] Farrer, Itin. 418. 

825. [1107, Aug. I.Westminster] 

Notification by Henry I, generally addressed: That he has confirmed to the Abbot and 
monks of St. Mary of Montebourg the site of their abbey and the vill of Montebourg 
with the mills, the market, and the three fairs, viz. at the Purification, Assumption, and 
Ascension. The King's justiciars are not to do any justice in Montebourg on the days 
of the market and the fairs, but the abbot and monks are to have their full jurisdiction. 
Their goods are to be free of toll and passage-money in the whole of the King's land. They 
are to have wood from the King's forest of Montebourg for their fuel, fences, and buildings; 
and free pasture for their swine and other beasts. And from the forest of Brix (Bruis), for 
the fuel of their tenants (hospitum) as many trees annually as there are weeks in the year ; and 
in the same forest, timber for their church and other buildings and quittance from pannage 
and other forest customs; and so likewise in the other forests of the Cotentin. And the 
right fluke (cutellum) from the tail of every great fish (omnium crassorum piscium) caught 
within the diocese of Coutances. And the church of Gatteville [Manche], of the fee of 
Gautier Broc, with its lands and tithes. And the right of freely electing their own abbots. 
And he confirms to them various lands in Normandy and England, particularly the manors 
of Loders [co. Dorset], Axmouth [co. Devon], and Weeke [I. of Wight]. These manors to 
be held free of all secular services and customs, with sac and soc, toll and team, and infang- 
thief. And he confirms the gifts made by the men of Richard de Redvers, with Richard's 



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consent. And he frees the men of the vill of Montebourg from all host-service, except when 
the summons is made for a battle {nomine belli). 

Signa: Queen Matilda; Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Herbert Bp. 
of Norwich; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William Bp. of Winchester; Samson Bp. of Worcester; 
William Bp. of Exeter; Ralph Bp. of Chichester; Richard Abbot of St. Albans; Roger (sic) 
[for Faritius] Abbot of Abingdon; Herluin Abbot of Glastonbury; Richard de Redvers; 
Earl Simon ; Ranulf the chancellor ; Baldwin son of Richard de Redvers ; William his brother. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 104; B.M. Add. MS. 15605. fo. 10 (imperfect) and fo. 11 (Cart, of 
Montebourg); Archives de la Manche, H 8931, fo. 1, Cart, de Lond. xi; H 838a (Loders Cartulary), 
pp. 7^1 1). Cal. Chart. R. iv. 157; Delisle, Carl. Norm.. No ''37; Guilloreau, Carl, de Loders, 22; Gall. 
Christ, xi, Instrumenta col. 229.] Farrer, Iiin. 192. 

The version on fo. 10 of the B.M. MS. attributes the charter to William II as does Gallia Christiana. If 
genuine this charter must have been issued in the council of London (Aug. 1 107). The list of signa in 
Gallia Christiana omits Queen Matilda, and adds Ralph (sic) Bp. of Durham; John Bp. of Bath; Urban 
Bp. of Llandaff(La«g(fac); Hugh Abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury; Peter Abbot of Gloucester; Ger- 
mund, Abbot of Winchcombe ; Count Eustace ; Robert the chaplain ; William Estur[mi] ; Humphrey de 
Bohun; and Alfred of Lincoln. 

826. [1107, Aug. 1? Westminster?] 

Charter of Richard de Redvers to the abbey of Montebourg confirmed by Henry L 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Baldwin son of Richard de Redvers; William his 
brother; Count Eustace; Earl Simon; Earl William; Humphrey de Bohun; Roger de 
Mandeville; Richard de Lestre; Richard de — ; Alfred de Lincoln; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
Ralph Bp. of Chichester ; Ralph (sic) Bp. of Durham ; Anselm Abp. of Canterbury. [ 1 1 04-7. ] 

[Gall. Christ, xi, Instrumenta col. 232, E.x chartidario.] Farrer, Itin. 193. 

This seems complementary to the preceding charter. 

827. [1107, Aug. 1?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to all bps. in whose dioceses the abbot of Battle has churches or 
tithes: Confirming the gift of churches (enumerated as in No. 348) made by William II at 
the dedication of the church. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert, Count of Meulan; 
William Earl Warenne; Roger fitz Richard. [1107-18.] 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 26v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 15v° (omitting witnesses).] 

828. [1107, Aug. 1.] 

Charter (diploma form) by Henry I to the churches of St. Albans and St. Mary of Bin- 
ham: Confirming the gift of the manor of Binham which Peter de Valoignes gave to them; 
for the souls of the King's father and mother and the salvation of himself, his wife Matilda, 
and their ofiTspring; and for himself and his wife Albreda, &c. Confirming also Peter's gift 
of two-thirds of the tithes of Dersingham and Inglesthorp [co. Norfolk] of his demesne and 
two-thirds of the knights who hold from him in Norfolk with their consent; and the promise 
made by Peter that his said knights, if they die in England, are to be interred at Binham; 
and that their part of their substance, to wit those manors of which the church of Binham 
has the tithes, shall be then given to the said church, no matter where they die and are buried. 
The church of Binham is to be in subjection to St. Albans, as that of St. Pancras at Lewes is 
subject to Cluny. It shall pay to St. Albans one mark of silver annually at the feast of St. 
Alban. This gift was made by Peter de Valoignes and Albreda his wife, with the consent of 
their sons William and Roger and by the advice of their nephew Walter, &c. 

Signa: (1) King Henry; Queen Matilda; Anselm Abp. [of Canterbury]; Gerard Abp. [of 
York]; Maurice Bp. [of London]; William Bp. [of Winchester]; Ralf Bp. [of Chichester]; 
Robert Bp. [of Lincoln]; Herbert Bp. [of Norwich]; Hervey Bp. [of Bangor]; Sampson Bp. 
[of Worcester]; Ranulf Bp. [of Durham]; Gilbert Abbot [of Westminster] ; Ernulf Abbot 
[of Peterborough]; (2) 'Ferizo' Abbot [of Abingdon]; Peter Abbot [of Gloucester]; 
Stephen Abbot [of York]; Nigel Abbot [of Burton]; Robert Count [of Meulan]; Simon Earl 
[of Northampton]; Richard Earl [of Chester]; Henry Earl [of Warwick]; Stephen Count 
[of Aumale]; Ranulf the chancellor; Peter de Valoignes; Roger son of Peter [de Valoignes]; 
Hamo Dapifer; (3) William de Albini; Nigel de Albini; Nigel d'Oilli; Roger fitz Richard; 
Roger d'Oilli; Humphrey de Albini; David [the Queen's brother]; William de Courcy; 



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Walter fitz Richard; William Peverel of London; Payn Peverel; Otuer [son of Earl Hugh]; 
William Peverel of Dover; Audin {Ohms) the chaplain; Walter fitz Ansger; Hamo Peverel. 

[Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII, io. 38, and (Signa) SSv" (copies). See Monasl. iii. 345 (i), for the original 

charter of Peter de Valoignes.] Farrer, Iiin. 195. 
The Signa, in the cartulary, are entered after the witnesses to the following charter. They appear to indicate 

the Council of London (1 Aug. 1 107) as the occasion of the grant. The charter is, however, suspicious 

in form. 

829. [1107?] 

Notification by Henry I, generally addressed : That for the souls of his father and mother 
and of his brother, King WiUiam, he gives to the nuns of St. Amand of Rouen ten muids 
(modios) of wine a year from his cellar. 

Signa: King Henry; Robert Count of Meulan; William Peverel of Dover; Walter fitz 
Ansger; Ranulf Meschin; Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-18.] 

[Arch. Seine Inferieure, Cart, de S. Amand, Rouen, fo. 260d (copy). Round, C.D.F. 11 (No. 96) (calen- 
dared).] 

830.* [1107, Aug. 1.] Westminster. 

Notification by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. [of Norwich], R[oger] Bigod, and generally: 
That he has granted and confirmed to St. Mary's, Binham, and the monks of St. Albans 
there that they may hold their lands and men everywhere quit of suits of shires and hundreds, 
gelds, works, customs, and aids, tolls, ferry-dues, and all claims of kings and lords or their 
bailiffs, and have the same liberties as St. Albans of exclusive jurisdiction over their men. 
Also a market at Binham on Wednesdays, and a fair on the eve and four days of the 
Assumption, with the same liberties as the king. 

Witnesses: Abp. Anselm; R[anulf] the chancellor. [Spurious.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52] 13 (N.), 41, 17 (R.), 22; Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII, fo. 38v°. 

Monast. iii. 351 (xv).] Farrer, Itin. 194. 
The reference to 'bailiffs' and the style of the charter are enough to condemn it. 

831. [1107, f. Aug. 1.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he has granted to the church of the 
Blessed Mary of Evesham the hundred of Blackhurst [co. Worcs.], and to hold their lands 
free of service except that of four knights and a half on expeditions in which the King is 
present. At the petition of Ranulf the chancellor, the King grants a port and market at 
Stow-on-the-Wold (Eadwaidestowe) [co. Glos.] every Thursday, and that the church have 
all the customs which the King has in his ports and boroughs. 

Witnesses: Abp. Anselm; Abp. Gerard; Bp. Samson; Robert Count of Meulan; Henry 
Earl of Warwick; Urse d' Abitot. [Apr. 1 107-May 1 108.] 

[Copies in B.M. Campbell Charter xviii. 12 {inspeximus of Ed. Ill); P.R.O. Augment. Office, Misc. Bk., 
29, No. 5; Chart. R. 25 Hen. Ill, m. 4; 3 Ed. Ill, No. 1 ; 3 Ric. II, No. 16; Harl. MS. 3763, fo. 119 
(inspeximus of Hen. Ill); Pat. R. 7 Ed. IV, pt. 3, m. 4. Cal. Chart. R. i. 257-8.] Farrer, Itin. 206-7. 

832. 1107, [C.Aug. 5?] 

Charter by Earl Simon and Maud his wife to the monks of La Charite in the church of St. 
Andrew at Northampton: Making and confirming various grants, 'laudante et confirmante 
Henrico Anglorum rege, octavo imperii sui anno coram subscriptis testibus'. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Abp. Anselm; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Bp. of 
Chester; John Bp. of Lis[ieux]; Samson Bp. [of Worcester]; John Bp. of Bath (Baens); 
Gundulf Bp. of Rochester; Maurice Bp. of London; Ranulf the chancellor; Henry 
Earl of Warwick; William Earl Warenne; Nigel d'Oilli; Robert de Ferrers; Eudo 
Dapifer; William de Albini {Aubeney); William de Courci; Robert Count of Meulan; David 
the Queen's brother. 

[Copies in B.M. Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVII, fo. Uv"; Royal MS. XI. B. ix, fo. 5v°; Bodl. Dodsworth 
MSS. 79, fo. 12v° and 100, fo. 3 (transcripts from Sir John Lamb's Cartulary). Monast. v. 191 (vii).] 
Farrer, Itin. 197. 

The charter cannot he later than 26 Sept. 1 107, the date of Bp. Maurice's death, and the 8th year begins on 
5 Aug. The number of bishops attesting suggests the period of the council of London. 



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833. [1107, c. Aug. 5?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he gives to the monks of La Charite, 
who serve God in the church of St. Andrew of Northampton, the mill called Cotesmelne, at 
Hardingstone [co. Northants.] ; this for the souls of his ancestors, and the salvation of himself 
and his Queen, Matilda; and confirms the gifts of Ear! Simon and his wife Maud {Matilda) 
and others; especially all the churches of Northampton, three carucates and three strips 
(t/a/o.s) of meadow and one river-meadow (/;w//hm/?0 in Northampton, and 20j. from the ferm 
of the said vill annually at Michaelmas and the settlers (hospites) on the monks' land outside 
the old ditch, free from all the customs of the vill ; and common of pasture there for the beasts 
of themselves and their tenants. And in Huntingdon, 10^. annually; and two hides in 
Stytchbury [co. Northants.] ; the demesnes of Earl Simon at Hardingstone and Hackleton 
[co. Northants.] and the new mill at Hardingstone called Riscmiln ; the church and the whole 
tithe of Hardingstone and of Brafield [co. Northants.] and of Exton [co. Rutland] and what- 
ever Walter the chaplain held at Exton; portions of the tithes of Yardley Hastings [co. 
Northants.], Barton Earls [co. Northants.] Tottenham (Toteliam) [co. Middx.], Quinton 
[co. Northants.], Stretton [co. Rutland], Harringworth [co. Northants.], Fotheringhay [co. 
Northants.], Daventry [co. Northants.], Stukeley [co. Huntingdon], Potton [co. Bedford]; 
two virgates, and twenty acres of heath in Potton and 20.y. annually from the mills of 
Paxton [co. Huntingdon], to buy wine for masses, payable at Easter; three loads of wheat for 
making wafers (oblatas), from Barton Earls; two-thirds of the tithe of the demesnes of 
Wollaston [co. Northants.] and Thorpe [co. Northants.], and the church of Ryhall [co. 
Rutland] by the gift of Payn; the church and tithe of Moulton [co. Northants.] by the gift 
of Grimbald ; and the tithe of Bundo and a carucate in the said vill ; two-thirds of the demesne 
of Spratton (Sprotton) [co. Northants.] by the gift of Achard; and the demesne of Little 
Houghton [co. Northants.], by the gift of Oger. The monks are to hold their men and lands 
free and quit of gelds, scots, aids, customs, pleas, and plaints, with sac and soc, toll and 
team, and infang-thief. The servants of the monks are to be free, at Northampton and 
throughout England, from toll and passage-money and every custom on goods which are 
for the private use of the monks. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert 
Bp. of Chester; John Bp. of Bayeux (sic); Gundulph (Rannulpho) Bp. of Rochester; Ranulf 
the chancellor; Maurice Bp. of London; William Earl Warenne; Robert Count of Meulan. 

[B.M. MS. Reg. U. B. ix, fo. 14 (copy of 1 3th or early 14th c); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVII, fo. 136 (copy 
of 15th c.).] Farrer, Itin. 196. 

In MS. Reg. 1 1 . B. ix, ff. 1 6, 1 76, 1 86 are versions of the same grant, with slight variations. The first and third 
of these give some additional witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux; David the Queen's brother; Robert de 
Ferrers. This charter presents the appearance of successive attempts to produce a formal confirmation 
of the preceding. The substitution of 'Baiocensis' for 'Baensis' in all versions is significant. 

834. [1107, before Sept. 15.] Thetford 

Charter of Roger Bigod giving to the Abbot and monks of Cluny the church of St. Mary 
of Thetford, which he has begun to build. 

Witnesses: Herbert Bp. [of Norwich]; Gundulf Bp. [of Rochester]; Robert Bloet Bp. 
[of Lincoln]; Alvred the archdeacon; Geoffrey the archdeacon; Rotold filius comitis; 
Ranulf the chancellor; Eudo Dapifer; William Malet; Eustace de Breteuil. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Vitell. F. IV; Bibl. Nat., Coll. de Bourgogne, Ixxix, No. 179. Monast. v. 148; 

Bruel, Charles de I'Abbaye de Chmv, v, No. 3748 (from 13th c, copy without witnesses).] Farrer, Itin. 

199. 
Dated 'dum rex moram fecit apud Thetford, ubi et hoc -|- Signum Sancts erucis et sigillum suum in 

testimonium apposuit'. Rotoldus /:/((« comitis may possibly be Rotrou 11 Count of Perche who did 

not assume the title of count until 1113, when he obtained possession of Belleme, although his father 

Geoffrey Count of Perche died in 1 1(X). 

835. [1107, before Sept. 15.] Thetford 

Notification by Henry I to all of Norfolk and Suffolk: Confirming Bp. Herbert's gifts 
to the monks of Holy Trinity, Norwich, in accordance with the bp.'s charters. 'Et ego 
confirmo signo sancte erucis et auctoritate sigilli mei.' 



HENRY I 71 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; Robert Malet. [1100-7.] 

[D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. i, fo. 19v"; ii, fo. 4 (bis); iii, fo. 52v">. Saunders. Firsr Register, 40.] 
This charter should be compared with Roger Bigod's charter to Cluny (No. 834) which is obviously of even 
date. The attestation of Robert Malet offers a difficulty, since he was banished before the battle of 
Tinchebrai. As William Malet attests Roger Bigod's charter it seems possible that the scribe has con- 
fused the two. 

836. [1100-7] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Os[bert] the sheriff and the barons of Yorkshire: That he 
grants to Stephen Abbot of [St. Mary of] York the custody of all the King's forests in all 
his land and forbids the foresters to interfere therein. 

Witness: Eudo Dapifer. [1100-3, 1105, or 1107.] 

[Pat. R. 20 Ric. II, pt. 2, m. 16; 12 Hen. VI, pt. 2, mm. 34-33. Cal. Pat. R. 1396-9, 75; 1429-36, 362 
Farrer, E.y.C, No. 351.] 

837. [1101-7.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert^ the sheriff and all the barons, French and English, 
of Yorkshire: Giving and granting to St. Peter and G[erard] Abp. of York the churches of 
PockUngton, [Great] Driffield, Kilham (Killuni), Pickering, Aldborough, and Snaith, with 
all their chapels and with sac and soc, and all appurtenances. Commanding also that the 
said churches be quit from all customs (rebus et consuetudinibus) and that St. Peter per- 
petually hold them quit and free from all service. 

Witness: R[obert] Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in York Minster 'Liber Albus', pt. l,fo. 63;pt. 2, fo. 106; P.R.O. D. of L. Great Coucher Book, i, 
fo. 373; Cotton MSS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 8; Vitell. A. II, fo. 126v'>; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. No. 9, fo. 43 
(transcript). Raine, Historians of York, iii. 29; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 426; Monast. viii. 1 178 (incorrectly).] 

This charter must be earlier than Abp. Gerard's gift of Snaith to Selby (E.Y.C., No. 472). 

' ' P ', Monast. 

838. [1100-7.] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff and the barons of Yorkshire : That the Abbot and 
monks of [St. Mary's], York, are to have the whole of their wood and the land from the 
water of Dove (Duua) to the water of Seven (Siuena), as freely as they ever held it before it 
was forest. The King's foresters are not to interfere there. The abbot and his successors 
are to have the whole charge of the forest (forestariam) and are to preserve to the King's use 
the hart and the hind, the boar (porcum) and the hawk. 

Witness: Eudo Z)o/j//er. [1100-13.] 

[D. and C. York, Bdle. 9, No. 3 (original now lost). Drake, Eboracum (1736), ii. 607 (from the original); 

Farrer, £-.y.C., No. 352.] 
Probably of the same date as the preceding. 
'In festo Domini.' 

839. [1107] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert Sheriff of York : Commanding that he allow Abp. Gerard 
honourably to hold the churches of the King's demesne-manors (nieorum proprium maneri- 
orum) with all their chapels, tithes, and lands which the King has given to God and the abp., 
namely the churches of PockUngton, Kilham, [Great] Driffield, Pickering, and Aldborough. 
Commanding also that Walter and Euremar {Euremarus) the officials {mimstri) of Driffield 
fully render without fail the tithes of August last which they have not rendered, as the 
church ought to have them and as it had them in the time of the King's father, and in his 
own time before he gave them to St. Peter. Commanding also that if any one in this matter 
(inde) do wrong to the abp., Osbert the sheriff is to do full right therein. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. [1102, 1103, 1105, or 1107.] 

[York Minster 'Liber Albus', pt. 1, fo. 63/); pt. 2, fo. 11; Cotton MSS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 8; Vitell. A. II, 
fo. 127. Monast. viii. 1 179; Selden, Hist, of Tylhes (1618), 418; Raine, Historians of York, iii. 29; Farrer, 
E. Y.C., No. 427.] Farrer, Iiin. 205. 

The omission of Snaith in the list of churches suggests that the charter is subsequent to Abp. Gerard's 
transfer of it to Selby. (£. Y.C., No. 472.) Farrer dates this 1 107 because Roger is described as bishop 
(cons. 11 Aug. 1107), but this is scarcely conclusive, as the chancery does notappeartohavedistinguished 
in all cases between 'elect' and 'consecrated'. 



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840. [1107?] 

Notification (in Latin and English) by Henry I addressed generally to all in whose shires 

Abp. Anselm and the monks of Canterbury have lands: That he has confirmed to Abp. 

Anselm and the monks of Christ Church, Canterbury, all the lands which they held in the 

time of King Edward and of King William I ; with sac and soc, on strand and stream, in 

wood and open country, toll and team, grith-bryce, hamsocn, forsteal, infangthief, flymena- 

fermthe, over their men, within and without borough, as fully as the King's officials ought 

to exact these rights, and over all the thanes whom the King's father granted to them. 

[B.M. Cotton Chart. VII. 1 (mutilated): Campbell Chart. XXIX. 5; Lambeth Lib. Cart. Misc. XI. 1; 

copies in Cartae Antiquae, 6, No. 21; Chart. R. 9 Ed. Ill, No. 19: 2-4 Ed. IV, No. 8: Pat. R. 1 Ric. II, 

pt. 2, m. 12; Confirm. R. 4 Hen. VII. pt. 1, No. 4; 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 3, No. 6; B.M. Cotton MS. Tib. C. 

IX, fo. 46v°; Lambeth MS. 1212, pp. 10, 189 (bilingual); also in B.M. Cotton MS. Tib. C. IX, fo. 46; 

Add. MS. 61 59, fo. 7 ; Bodl. Tanner MS. 223, fo. 44v° (Latin version only). Trans. Brit. Arch. Ass. x.\ix. 

242; Maiiast. i. 109 (Latin), i. Ill: Hickes, Thesaurus, Praef., p. xvi; Cal. Chart. R. iv. 345 (English); 

Landon, Caricic Antiquae, No. 202 (Latin).] 

The two B.M. originals have the third seal of Henry I attached to a tongue projecting from the left-hand 

margin of the charter, presumably to indicate that both versions were equally valid. 
'Ista quadruplicata est Anselmo archiepiscopo Latine et Anglice' (Cotton Chart. VII. 1 and Lambeth 

MS. 1212). 
H. J. Ellis and Sir George Warner (Facsimiles of Royal Charters, i. No. 6 n.) date this 1 107-8. 

841.* [1107?] 

Charter by Henry I 'Willelmi Anglorum primi Regis filius, totiusque Angliae rex et 
moderator', addressed generally, 'omnibus, clero simul et populo, tarn praesentis seculi 
quam futuri': That he restores to the church of St. Mary and St. Peter, Exeter, the churches 
given by the charters of his predecessors, viz. St. Petrox [Bodmin] and St. Stephen [Laun- 
ceston]; Perranzabuloe {Pirani Dohou) and Probus [co. Cornwall]; also in Devonshire, 
Plympton, Braunton, and St. Stephen's, Exeter, which William I gave to Bp. William while 
he was his chaplain, he gives to the see of Exeter for ever, as also Colyton {Columptona), 
which he himself gave to William. 

[Copies in Lambeth MS. 719 (Launceston Cart.), fo. iiv"; Cartae Antiquae, 17, (R) No. 35. Foedera, 
i. 11.] 

'Signo sancte crucis consignata.' 

The style of this charter is unlikely. 

842. [1107?] Westminster 

Writ by Henry I to Gilbert de Aquila and W. de Tancarville the chamberlain : He does 
not claim any due on the great fish captured at Quilleboeuf and will restore to the Abbot of 
Jumieges, as soon as he returns to Normandy, whatever was taken on his behalf. 
Witnesses: The Count of Meulan; Richard de Redvers; Roger Bigod. [1105-7.] 
[Arch. Seine-Inferieure, H. 1224 (original?); Gt. Cartulary of Jumifeges, No. 214 (copy). Vernier, Charles 

de Jumieges, i. 134; Round, C.D.F., 55 (No. 155) (calendared).] 
The claim on behalf of Henry is presumably after Tinchebrai, and this writ after Henry's return to England 
in the spring of 1107. 

843. [1107?] 

Notification by Henry I [addressed generally]: That he has granted to Robert son of 
Robert Count of Meulan all his lands, &c., in England, which his father held in the second 
year of the King's conquest of Normandy except Sturminster [co. Dorset] which is assigned 
to provide an income of £140 for his brother Waleran, according to Count Robert's dis- 
position that Robert should inherit the other lands in England and Waleran those in Nor- 
mandy, each brother to succeed to both properties in case of the death or incapacity of the 
other. If both die, and the earl their father has no other heir, the count's daughter shall 
succeed if she marries with the King's consent. If either part of the inheritance should be 
lost, the brothers are to divide the remainder. 
Witnesses: Queen Matilda, &c. 
[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41] 1. 35 (abstract about 1327, without witnesses); Cotton MS. Vesp. D. X, 

fo. 132 (transcript).] 
This charter cannot be long after 1107 as only the two sons and one daughter are mentioned. Count 
Robert had another son, Hugh, and three other daughters before his death in 1118. See G. H. White, 
'The Career of Waleran' (Trans. R. Hist. Soc, 4th Ser. xvii. 20). 



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844. [1107.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry to Robert Earl of Leicester, Ranulf Meschin, Osbert the sheriff, 
and all his lieges, French and English, of Lincolnshire: Granting to God and St. Mary of 
Lincoln, for the souls of the King, his father, brothers, kinsmen, and Matilda his wife, all 
the houses in the prebend {in praebenda) which (quas) Robert de Stoteville gave to the said 
church of St. Mary. Commanding also that the church hold them as honourably, &c., as 
Hugh fitz Baldric held them in the time of the King's father. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Earl of Leicester; Earl Henry [of Warwick]; 
Roger Bigod; William de Albini. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., 'Reg. Antiquiss.', fo. 6v° (No. 44); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 9. Monast. 

viii. 1274 (xxxix); Foster, Reg. Antiq. No. 44; Clay, E. Y.C. ix., No. 2.] Fairer, ////;. 172. 
The formula of notification is very unusual in form: ' Volo ut sciatis me concessisse . . ..' 
Robert Count of Meulan obtained the earldom of Leicester about Apr. 1 107 (Ord. Vit. iv. 168-9). Robert 

d'Estouteville is presumably the younger Robert who was a clerk (ibid., p. 223). 

845. [1107.] Rochester 

Grant by Gundulf Bp. of Rochester to the monks of St. Andrew's, Rochester: Of the 
patronage of vicarages appropriated to the church; and establishment of St. Andrew's gift, 
with the assent of Abp. Anselm. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abbot of Sees; Ralph Abbot of Battle; Ordwyn Prior [of Rochester]; 
William Archdeacon of Canterbury; Aschetil Archdeacon of Rochester; Ralph clerk; 
Ansfrid clerk; Godard clerk; Godwyn priest; Ansfrid Dapifer of Hamo Sheriff [of Kent]; 
William de Eyne[s]ford. 

[Rochester, Reg. Hamonis de Hethe, fo. 132 (copy). Thorpe, Reg. Roffense, 1 (imperfect); Reg. Hamoiiis 

Hethe (Canterbury and York Society), i. 433 (abstract).] 
Orduin was re-elected prior in 1 107, and Ralf became Abbot of Battle in August of the same year. 

846. [1107?] Rochester 

Notification by Henry I to all his sheriffs, officials, lieges, and barons, French, Enghsh, 
and Welsh, of England and Wales: That he has quitclaimed those men of St. Martin of 
Battle and his monks from toll and custom and passage-money and all other impositions and 
aids; 'qui vadunt in servitio meo et monachorum meorum; et si fortitudo ventorum vel 
maris eos ad terram depulerit, in cujuscunque terram, sint quieti de omni disturbatione, ipsi 
et pecunia eorum. ' 

Witness: Richard the chaplain. [1100-20.] 

[Copies in Pat. R. 10 Hen. VI, pt. 1, mm. 22-21 (inspe.ximus); Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fos. 29, 32v''; 

Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 13 (omitting witnesses). Cal. Pat. R. 1429-36, 174.] Farrer, liiii. 465. 
Richard is presumably the custos sigilli, who was elected Bp. of Hereford 7 Jan. 1 121 (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 

290). He is described as custos as early as 1112 (No. 1010). This charter is marked deest in the 

Huntington Library cartulary. A subsequent charter (No. 894), extends the privileges to all the 

men of Battle. 

847.* 1107. Winchester 

Diploma by Henry I to St. Mary of Tewkesbury : Confirming the grants made by Robert 
fitz Hamo and his other barons or lieges, and whatever has been bought by the abbot and 
monks; viz. the church of St. Peter at Bristol and the tithe of the demesne rents of Bristol; 
and the churches which belonged to Robert the chaplain (enumerated), with their lands and 
tithes. Also giving the vill called Forthampton, which belonged to the honour of Robert 
fitz Hamon ; a fishery in the Severn ; the manor-house and other houses of Robert fitz Hamo, 
near the church; the parish church of Cardiff and the chapel in the castle of Cardiff; the 
tithes of the Welsh demesnes of Robert fitz Hamo and all his barons; and many other 
possessions in England and Wales (enumerated). 

Signa: King Henry; Waldric the chancellor; Abp. Gerard; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Sam- 
son Bp. of Worcester; William Bp. of Exeter; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Urban Bp. of Llan- 
daff ; [Herluin] Abbot of Glastonbury ; Abbot Hugo [of St. Augustine's, Canterbury] ; Abbot 
Girmund [of Winchcomb]; Abbot Nigel [of Burton]; Abbot Pharisius [of Abingdon]; 



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Robert Count of Meulan; Thomas the King's chaplain; Robert fitz Nigel; Humphrey de 
Bohun; Hamo Dapifer; Roger de Pistris. 

[(1) Chart. R. 28 Ed. I, m. I (copy): (2) Copies in Pat. R. 10 Hen. IV, pt. 2, m. 5; 12 Hen. VII, pt. 2, 
m. 1 (27); Cotton MS. Cleop. A. VII, fo. 1Q\° (abstract). (1) Cal. Chart. R. ii. 490; (2) Monasl. ii. 66; 
G. T. Clark, Cartae etc. de Glamorgan, iii. 39 (abstract).] Farrer, Itin. 170. 

'Facta est hec carta anno ab origine mundi v°ccc°xi°, ab incarnatione Domini m" centesimo vii°' (so 
in Chart. R. 28 Ed. 1 ; but in Pat. R. 10 Hen. IV and 12 Hen. VII dated 'anno dominice incarnacionis 

M°CVI°'). 

This charter exists in two versions. That printed in Monasticon (from Pat. R. 10 Hen. IV) has the date in 
the preamble and omits Roger de Pistris from the list of signatories. It also places before St. Peter's, 
Bristol, Burnett [co. Somers.] and some other places which either occur under their counties in the 
Charter Roll version or are not mentioned at all. Farrer rejects the charter as spurious. The bishops 
of Exeter and Llandaftwere consecrated 1 1 Aug. 1 107 after Waldric had ceased to be chancellor and the 
form of the charter in both versions is improbable. He corrects the Mundane Era date to v""" c° xi° 
which would give 1 107 for the a.d. date, on the usual date of 4004 B.C. for the Creation. 

848. [1107?] Cambridge 

Notification by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. [of Norwich] and R[oger] Bigod, and the barons 
of Norfolk and Suffolk: That he has given to William de Albini the land and all else which 
Eustace the clerk held of him in alms. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. 

[Cotton MS. Vitell. F. IV, fo. \()\\° (transcript, apparently from a cartulary of Thetford Priory).] 
The land in question was Kilverstone [co. Norf.]. For date compare No. 849. 

849. [1107.] Cambridge 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh the Sheriff of Northamptonshire and Michael of Ham- 
slape and the barons of Northamptonshire: That he has granted to Aubrey de Vere the 
socmen of Wold {Waldo) [co. Northants.], who pertain to Faxton {Fachestona) [co. 
Northants.] to be held with sac and soc, toll and team, and all customs with which the King 
held them in demesne. 

Witnesses: Roger Bigod; W[illiam] de Albini. Per Richard de la Mare. 

Fragment of seal when seen by Charles, penes — Holland a.d. 15 . . . 

[Cotton MS. Jul. C. VII, fo. 140; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 147, fo. 59v°; and John Guillims, 'Book of Seals' 

(P.R.O. D. of L. Miscellaneous Books [D.L. 42], 149, fo. 38 (20)); (transcripts of original, with 

drawing of (third?) seal).] 
Robert de Pavilli was still sheriif when the King was at Rockingham (Nos. 743—4), i.e. probably 1106 

(see No. 737). We may assume that Hugh of Leicester succeeded at Michaelmas 1 106 while the King 

was in Normandy. 

850. [1107?] Trumpington 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard the abp., Osbert the sheriff, and the barons of York- 
shire: That the King wills that the Abbey of St. German of Selby remain in the place where 
it was founded by his father and mother and be not displaced. 

Witnesses : R. the chancellor ; Thomas the chaplain ; Nigel de Albini ; Humphrey de Albini. 
[1101-2 or 1107-8.] 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 14. J. T. Fowler, Selby Gaucher Book, i. 23-24; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 471.] 
Farrer, Ilin. 200. 

The chancellor may be either Roger or Ranulf, but Humphrey de Albini was in England in 1 107 (No. 828). 

851. [1107?] Bushley (5/.s5e/ega) 

Precept by Henry I to Gilbert Sheriff of Surrey: To acquit the land of St. Peter of West- 
minster and Abbot Gilbert, which is in the King's demesne within the park and forest of 
Windsor, namely 8 hides of the manor of Pyrford, granted by the King's father, from every 
geld and scot and other exactions for ever. In particular, the King exempts those hides from 
the new geld {de novo geldo propter hidagium) and from all other gelds, as his father and 
brother granted by their writs. 

Witness: R[oger] Bigod. [1103-7.] 

[Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 67 (copy). Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 141.] Farrer, ///;;. 191. 

It is uncertain whether the 'new geld' was an increase in the rate or an improvement in the method of 
assessment. Royal exactions are mentioned s.a. 1104 by the chroniclers (e.g. Florence of Worcester, 
ii. 53). Roger was still sheriff at Easter 1103 or 1104. 



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852. [1107?] Bushley (Biselega) 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff and his barons of Yorkshire : That Gerard Abp. 
[of York] is to have all the rights and customs which his predecessors enjoyed in the time 
of William I and William II; and likewise, is to have all his lands with their customs. 

Witnesses: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; [Robert] Count of Meulan. [1103-7.] 

[Copies in York Minster 'Liber Albus', ii, fo. 5v"; Cotton MS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 4; Lansd. MS. 402, 
ff. 21V and 1 19v°. Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 15.] Farrer, Iiin. 190. 

Probably of the same date as the preceding. 

853. [1107?] Tewkesbury 

Notification by Henry I to Walter of Gloucester and Gilbert de Umfraville and the 
barons and foresters of Gloucestershire: That he has given to the monks of Tewkesbury to 
essart 'Walesgrava' and 'Broces' which are between their hedges at Swinley {Suinlea) [in 
Forthampton]. They may do with these as they please and are not to be impleaded by the 
King's pleaders (placitatoribus) at any time. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux. [1 107-22.] 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae, [C. 52] 19. (T) (32) (copy). H. Hall, Formula Book of Diplomatic Documents, 
23 (No. 17).] 

1107 or 1114 seem the most likely dates [cf. No. 1041 (7)]. Gilbert de Umfraville is presumably the 
benefactor of Tewkesbury mentioned in the charter of 1 107 (No. 847*). 

854. [1100-7.] 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland, Sheriff of Berks., and William Sheriff of Oxford : 
To let Abbot Faritius and the monks of Abingdon have all their customs in all things on (per) 
the water of Thames wherever they ought to have them. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. Per Ared the falconer. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 95.] 

855. [1 100-1107, Sept. 15.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to Ared the falconer, and all his foresters : That the men of Abbot 
Faritius be allowed to transport all the timber and brushwood which has been given or 
sold to him for his building operations. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141 ; C. IX, fo. 148v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 78; 
Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 96.] 

856. [1100-1107, Sept. 15.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs and ministers and his lieges: 'Ut sine aliqua mora facialis 
habere Faritio abbati de Abbedduna omnes homines suos qui de terra sua exierunt de 
Walingeford propter herberiam curiae meae, vel propter alias res et cum omni pecunia sua 
ubicumque sint.' 

Witness: Roger Bigod (Piger). Per Ared the falconer. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. MIv"; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 82; 
Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 95.] 

857. [1100-7.] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to William Huse (Osato): To leave in peace the men belonging to the 
Abbot of Abingdon in Whistley, whom William claims. 
Witness: Roger Bigod. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 94; 
Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 87.] 

858. [1100-7.] London 

Notification by Henry I to Walter son of Walter of Windsor: That he grants to Faritius 
the abbot and the church of Abingdon, of a house and land in Windsor which Rainerius 
gave them. 

Witness: Roger Bigod. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 148; C. IX, fo. I54v". Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 112.] 



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859. [1102-7.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to H[enry] Count of Eu and R[obert] the son of R[alf] de 
Hastings and all the King's justiciars and officials of Sussex: That he has confirmed to the 
monks of St. Martin at Battle to have all their roads through the King's lands and especially 
the road which goes from Battle to Hastings, &c., and their rights of chase and hunting 
in the rape of Hastings as fully as they had them in the King's time or the time of his father 
and brother. The addressees are not to meddle in the leuga of Battle any more than they 
would in the King's own demesne. 

Witnesses: R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; Roger Bigod; Henry de Port. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 29; Pat. R. 10 Hen. VI, pt. 1, mm. 21-22; Line. Inn, Hale 
MS. 87, fo. 14 (omitting witnesses). Cal. Pat. R. 1429-36, 173.] 

860. [1100-7] 

Notification by Henry I to all his sheriffs wherever the abbey of Bee holds lands or tithes: 
That he has granted to the abbey and Abbot William all the lands, churches, and tithes 
confirmed to them by his father or brother. 

Witnesses: William of Warelwast; the Count of Meulan; Henry Earl of Warwick. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 10058, fo. 89 (transcript). Round, C.D.F. 42 (No. 124) (calendared).] 

861. [1104-7.] Canterbury 

Precept by [Henry I]^ to Herbert Bp. of Norwich, Roger Bigod, Hugh Lyoth, and 
R[alph] Passelewe, and the barons of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, and to all sheriffs in 
whose shires St. Edmund [of Bury] and Abbot Robert have lands: That the demesne of St. 
Edmund and Abbot Robert geld — and so be quit of this {isto) and all other gelds — as in 
the time of William I and William II. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bigod. [1104-7.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Ff. ii. 33, fo. 28; 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 38v''. 
E.H.R. xxiv. 426 (No. 12); Douglas, Feudal Docs. 68.] Fairer, Itin. 81. 

Ralph Passelewe had succeeded Robert Malet as Sheriff of Suffolk before Whitsuntide 1 104 (No. 672), 
probably in 1 102 (Ord. Vit. iv. 161 ). William GifTard accompanied Anselm to Rome in 1 103 (Florence 
of Worcester, ii. 52) and seems to have returned in 1 104 (Ann. Winton. 42). If the mention of Robert as 
abbot can be pressed, the writ can be placed certainly in 1 107, between Anselm's return and the death of 
Roger Bigod (8 Sept.). Robert I was deposed in 1102, and Robert II appointed in 1107 through 
Anselm's influence. Anselm was at Bury ill at Whitsuntide (2 June) 1107. Hugh Lyoth (an otherwise 
unknown sheriff) may be a mistake for Hugh de Bocland Sheriff of Essex. 

' Both MSS. read 'W.'. 

862. [1 102-7.] [East] Bergholt [co. Suff.] 

Notification by Henry I to M[aurice] Bp. of London, Hugh de Bocland, and all of Essex: 
That he has given to the canons of SS. Julian and Botulf, Colchester, for his own welfare 
and that of Queen Matilda his wife, all the tithes of his demesne of Hatfield [Broad Oak]. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Eudo Dapifer. 

[Pat. R. 5 Hen. VI, pt. 2, mm. 15-14 (inspe.ximus). Monast. vi. 105 (i).] Farrer, Itin. 158. 

863. [1100-7.] [East] Bergholt [co. Suff.] 

Notification by Henry I to M[aurice] Bp. [of London] and Hugh de Boc[land] and Alvred 
and all the barons of Essex: Of a grant to the canons of St. Julian [and St. Botolph], Col- 
chester, of Hatfield Manor [i.e. Hatfield Broad Oak, co. Essex] for his soul and those of his 
ancestors. Hugh de Bocland is to give seisin. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Eudo Dapifer; Roger Bigod; William 
Malet; William Bai[n]ard. 

[Pat. R. 5 Hen, VI, pt. 2, mm. 15-14 {inspe.ximus). Cal. Pat. R. 5 Hen. VI, 414.] Farrer, Itin. 159. 
Alvred is mentioned in the grant of Witham to Eudo Dapifer (No. 519) and it is tempting to assign these 
two charters to 1 101, soon after the founding of Colchester Priory. 

864. [1102-7.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury, Gerard Abp. of York, and his 
bps., abbots, barons, and lieges, French and English, of all England: Granting to God, 
St. Mary, Robert Bp. of Lincoln, and his successors the right of taking toll in the fairs of 



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Stow at the feasts of St. Mary in August and in September and also the fairs at Michaelmas 
and Whitsuntide. 

Witnesses: R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; [Robert] Count of Meulan; the chancellor; R. 
Bigod; Hamo Dapifer. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., 'Reg. Antiquiss.', fo. 6 (No. 37); Reg. Superant., No. 15; Cotton MS. Vesp. 
A. X, fo. 8v°. Monast. viii. 1274 (xxxiv); Foster, Reg. Aiitiq., No. 37.] Farrer, Itin. 71. 

865. [1100-7.] Marlborough 

Precept by [Henry I] to N[icholas] de Stafford [Sheriff of Staffordshire]: To allow Atsor 
the Englishman (Englicus) to hold his land of Edingale (Edelinghal) by the same service as 
his ancestors held it. 
Witness: Roger Bigod. 
[B.M. Egerton MS. 3041, fo. 36v'' (copy). fVm. Salt Arch. Soc. xvi. 284.] 

See Vol. I, No. 456, where the charter is assigned to William II. There is no evidence which king 
made the grant (see J. H. Round in E.H.R. xxix. 354). 

866. [1100-7?] Marlborough 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Exeter and the justiciar of Devon: That the church of 
Berryn Arbor (Hertesberid), which Alward the priest holds, is to have all its rights as fully 
as in the time of William I and William II and as it ought. Nothing which it anciently 
possessed and ought to have is to be taken from it, either in respect of the cemetery or of any 
other matter. 

Witness : Humphrey de Bohun. 

Fragment of Great Seal in a bag, sur simple queue. 

[P.R.O. Ancient Deeds, A. [E. 40] 14251 (original).] 

Berryn Arbor belonged to Lewes Priory. No late charters seem to be dated at Marlborough. 

867. [1100-7?] Marlborough 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs and officials of England: That all the household stuff 
(corredium) and property of the Abbot of Westminster, which his men can certify to be his 
own, shall be free of toll and passage-money and all customs, as in the time of his pre- 
decessors. 

Witness: the chancellor. 

[Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 76 (copy). Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 149.] 

Armitage Robinson dates 1113-14 on the ground that a similar charter for Abingdon was addressed to 
Hugh de Bocland. 

868. [1100-7] 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm and Hamo the sheriff and all the men of Kent and 
the barons of all England: Of a grant to SS. Andrew and Paulinus, Rochester, and to Bishop 
Gundulf and the monks of the same church of a yearly fair to be held two days in Rochester, 
on the eve and the day of S. Paulinus. 

Witnesses: William de Warelwast; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; William Peverel; 
Hamo Peverel. 

[Copies in Textus Roffensis, cxxxi; Chart. R. 3 Ed. I, No. 2; Pat. R. 12 Ed. IV, pt. 2, m. 14; Confirm. R. 
I Hen. VIII, pt. 8, No. 2; Cotton MS. Dom. A. X, fo. 1046; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 7v'' (ex libro 
Roff.). Hearne, Te.xtus Roffensis (1720), 172; Cat. Chart. R. ii. 195; Thorpe, Reg. Roffense, (1769), 
527.] Farrer, Itin. 23. 
Cotton MS. omits the witnesses after W. de Warelwast. 

869. [1100-7.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs and ministers: To permit the men of St. Alban to take all 
that is for the use of the monks of St. Albans quit of every toll and due, throughout England. 
Witness: William de Warelwast. 

(Copies in Belvoir Cart. (Belvoir Castle), fo. 2v"; Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII (Binham Cart.), fo. 39. Hist. 
MSS. Comm., MSS. of the Duke of Rutland, iv. 108 (calendared).] 

870. [1101-7.] Winchester 

Mandate by Henry I to William Peverel and Richard [son of Gotse] the sheriff and all 



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the barons of Notts. : Abp. Gerard is to have all the customs which his predecessor, Thomas, 
had from knights (equitibus) and socmen and villeins both in services and in rents. 
Witness: Richard de Redvers. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 3 Hen. V, No. 15; Pat. R. 5 Ric. II, pt. I, m. 10; Beverley Town Cart., fo. 296 (omitting 
witness). Cat. Pat. R. 1381-5, p. 57; Hist. MSS. Comm., Report on MSS. of Corp. of Beverley, 27 
(noticed); Cal. Chart. R. v. 479.] Farrer, Itin. 55. 
The most probable date is 1 101, shortly after Gerard's accession. If Helgot (as seems probable) succeeded 
Richard as sheriff in 1 105, the later limit can be reduced. 

871. [1108, Mar.?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : ' Quod feci bene dicere ad curiam meam apud 
Lambedam Hugonem abbatem eo tenore ne ecclesia sancti Augustini perdat propter hoc 
dignitatem suam nee auctoritatem.' 

Witnesses: Gerard Abp. [of York]; Roger Bp. of SaUsbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
[Robert] Count of Meulan. 
(Trin. Hall, Camb. MS., fo. 70 (copy). Elmham, Hist. Mort. S. Aug. Cant. 366.] 

The Chronologia Aitgustinensis (in the Historia, ed. Hardwick) 30 gives the date 1 106 for this charter, and 
says that Abbot Hugh was blessed on 13 May. The full story of Abbot Hugh's benediction is given by 
Eadmer, Hist. Nov. (R.S.), 188-91. This took place at Lambeth on 27 Feb. 1108. The disclaimer of 
precedent was no doubt obtained from the King as early as possible. Abp. Gerard died at Southwell 
(on a journey from the north) on 21 May. 

872. [1108, March?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Hamo Dapifer and the lieges of Kent : That he grants to Abbot 
Hugh of St. Augustine's warren in his land of Chislet (Chistelet) and Slurry (Esturaie) and 
the lands pertaining to these ; to be held as securely as the King's warren m his own demesne. 
Witness: Hamo Z)flp//e/-. [1108-16.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Jul. D. II, fo. 89v° (151); Claud. D. X, fo. 60; Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. fos. 69 and 
161 ; P.R.O. Exch. (K.R.), Misc. Bk. [E. 163], xxvii, fo. 152. Hist. Mon. St. Aug. Cant. 363, 409; Monast. 
i. 140 (xliii).] 

873. [1108, Apr. 5?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to A[nselm] the Abp. and Hamo Dapifer and all his barons and 
lieges of Kent: That he has granted to St. Austin and Abbot Hugh to hold for ever in the 
demesne of the monks the land which Hugh redeemed (disvadiavit) from Wibert in Thanet. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of SaUsbury; William Bp. of Exeter. [1107-July 1108.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Jul. D. IX, fo. 90^ (187) and 106v° (288); Claud. D. X, fo. 185v°; Trin. HaU, 
Camb. MS. fo. 68v''; P.R.O. Exch. (K.R.) Misc. Bk. I [E. 163], 27, fo. 88v°. Hist. Mon. S. Aug. Cant. 
360.] Farrer, Itin. 202. 
It is unlikely that, in a writ addressed to Anselm, these witnesses would be given the title of bp. before 
their consecration (1 107). The Cliroiiologia Augustinensis dates this charter 1 107. Wibert was presum- 
ably the abp.'s knight of that name (Douglas, Domesday Monachorum, 105). 

874. [71108.] Easter. Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury, and Walter Huse (Hosato) and all the 
barons of Wilts. : That he has confirmed to St. Mary and the Abbess of Romsey the lands 
and mills which Ernulf Deschuit gave with his daughter, and all the customs pertaining to 
the mills, as Ernulf ever enjoyed them. Walter is commanded to protect all the property 
of the Abbess. 

Witnesses: William son of Humphrey; Urse d" Abitot. [1101-4; 1108.] 
[Chart. R. 52 Hen. Ill, m. 4 {inspe.ximus). Cal. Chart. R. ii. 103.] Farrer, llin. 209. 

875. [1108, May 9.] Norwich 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Norwich and Ralph de Beaufou and all the 
barons of Suffolk and Norfolk: That he has confirmed the fine made in the Curia Regis 
before the King and his barons at Norwich between Bp. Herbert and Peter de Valognes 
respecting their lands of Binham and Langham. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; William Earl Warenne; Gilbert de I'Aigle; WiUiam 



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de Albini; Roger fitz Richard; Gilbert his brother; Otuer fitz Count; Symon de Moulins 
(Molendinis). [1108-15.] 
[Copies in Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII, ff. 20v° and 38. Monast. iii. 348 (vii); Hist. MSS. Comm. 9th 

Rep. 367 (note only).] Farrer, Itin. 242. 
'In die sancti Andreae.' 

The agreement to which this relates is dated 1 108 (fo. 20, Monast. loc. cit. (vi)). But in autumn 1 108 the 
King was in Normandy. Therefore this cannot be either the 'day' or the 'octave', which are 30 Nov. 
and 7 Dec, but must be the 'translation' of St. Andrew. 

876. [1108, May 9?] Norwich 

Notification by Henry I to all his barons and men : That Wascelina has recovered in the 
King's Court against Ulviva seisin of Newton [in Trowse] and has, with the King's consent, 
given it in alms to the monks of Holy Trinity, Norwich, as Ralph son of Godric previously 
gave it, Ralph having quitclaimed all his right to the King, who has given it to the monks 
at his request with sac and soc, and all customs. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Hamo Dapifer; Ralph de Beaufou; Wilham Big[od] 
and others. [1107-Apr. 1116.] 

[Copies in Norwich Cath., Reg. i, fo. 52; ii, fo. 24v° (bis); iii, fo. SSV.] 

This is presumably of approximately the same date as the confirmation of Ralph fitz Godric's gift. 

877. [May 1108?] Fishley [co. Norf.]. 'Apud manerium quod vocatum est Fiseleia' 
Charter (diploma form) by Henry I, King of England and Duke of Normandy, to St. 

Mary's, Bee, and St. Martin au Bos: Confirming at the count's request the gifts (specified) 
of Henry Count of Eu (including that of Hooe [Sussex]). 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Ingram de Hastings; Richard fitz Baldwin; Henry 

Count of Eu; Gilbert fitz Richard; Ran[u]lf the chancellor; William Bp. of Exeter (Essonie); 

William Peverel; Walter fitz Richard; Humphrey de Bohun; William Earl Warenne. 

[1107-13.] 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 13904 (Cartulary of the Counts of Eu; 13th c), fo. 76 (copy). Round, C.D.F. 

524 (No. 1417).] Farrer, Iiin. 241. 
William Peverel of Nottingham died 25 Feb. 1113 (Bridges, Northamptonshire, i. 501 n.) and Henry was 
continuously in Normandy from Aug. 1111 to that date. The witnesses and place suggest the same date 
as No. 875. Fishley was held as a serjeanty by one of the King's falconers (Book of Fees, i. 130). 

878. [1 108] Pentecost, May 24. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm and the convent of St. Martin at Dover and Hamo 
Dapifer and all of Kent: That Abbot Hugh of St. Augustine's Canterbury holds one 
prebend of the King in the church of St. Martin ' per dirationamentum regni mei et curiae'. 
He is to have whatever has been taken from this prebend since he became abbot, 'quod 
nisi ita factum fuerit, Haimo, justifica inde adversarios'. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; William Bp. of Exeter. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. D. X, fi". 64 (from Inspeximus) and 278v"; Julius D. II, ff. 88 (No. 171), 
98 (No. 241), 98V'' (No. 245): Trin. Hall, Camb. MS., fo. 68; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 98 (from 
Inspe.ximus 20 Ed. II): Chart. R. 20 Ed. II, No. 6; 36 Ed. Ill, No. 3 ; 8 Hen. IV, No. 1 : Pat. R. 2 Hen. VI, 
pt. 3, m. 5: 4 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29; P.R.O. Exch. (K.R.) Misc. Bk. I, 27. fo. 88v° (incomplete). Hist. Man. 
St. Aug. Cant. 357; Bigelow. Plac. Anglo-Norm. 98.] Farrer Itin. 211. 
It is unlikely that, in a writ addressed to Anselm, the above witnesses would take their episcopal titles 
before their actual consecration, which fell in the summer of 1 107. 

879. [1108, after Whitsuntide.] Windsor 

Mandate by Henry I to the canons of [St. Martin at] Dover: To cause Abbot Hugh of St. 
Austin's to have his prebend of Dover and his commons (comunitatem) within and without 
[the priory] as well and honourably as [Scotland] his predecessor held them. Unless they 
do this Hamo Dapifer is to see that it be done. 

Witness: William Bp. of Exeter. 

[Copies in CoUon MSS. Julius D. II, fo. 98 (No. 242); Claud. D. X, fo. 278v<'; Cart, of St. Austin, 
Cant. Exch. (K.R.) Misc. Bk. I, 27, fo. 152/).] 

TTnis seems to be of the same year as No. 878. 

880. [1108, May 24] Pentecost. [Westminster] 

Record of a suit between Abbot Peter of Gloucester and Bp. Reinhelm of Hereford; heard 
before King Henry, Abp. Anselm, and Robert Count of Meulan and many bps., abbots, and 



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nobles. The bp. had forcibly taken from Gloucester Abbey the body of Ralph fitz Askitill. 
It was decided that the body should be dug up and restored. Judgement was declared by 
Count Robert to the effect that in future all men should have the right of choosing where 
they would be buried. All the bps. who were present consented to this. Then Bp. Reinhelm 
offered to remit to Abbot Peter all his claims on the church of St. Peter in Hereford, 
except as to the ringing of bells before the canons, if only the body of Ralph might be left 
undisturbed. The offer was accepted. 

[Cotton MS. Dom. VIII, fos. 21, 22; Oxford, Queen's Coll. MS. ccclxvii. Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 
136; Hist. Moii. S. Petri, Clone, i. 13.] Farrer, Itiii. 214. 

The date is fixed by the appearance in company of Reinhelm (cons. Aug. 1 107) and Anselm (d. April 1 109) 
at a Whitsun council. 

881. [1108, May 24.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has granted to R[ichard] de Beimels 
the see of London with the lands and men pertaining to it, and the castle of [Bishop's] Stort- 
ford [Herts.] as fully as was granted to any bp. by any of the King's predecessors. 

Witnesses: Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Count of 
Meulan. 

[Copies in St. Paul's Cath. A 69 (Roll of Charters of Liberties, copy of 12th c); 'Liber Pilosus', 
fo. iiia. Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 31.] 

Richard was elected 25 May 1 108, at which date the King was at Westminster. 

882. [1108, IVIay 24] Pentecost. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs in whose bailiwicks Bp. Gundulf held lands: That all 
the lands, men, &c., of the see of Rochester be in peace, and that the lands of the see do not 
pay geld for more hides than under William I and William IL 

Witness: William Bp. of Exeter. 

[Cotton MS. Dom. A. X, 9, fo. 181v° (copy). Thorpe, Reg. Roffense (1769), 34.] Farrer, Ilin. 212. 

Clearly issued during the vacancy of the see after Gundulf's death. 

883. [1108, May 24?] Pentecost. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Salisbury, and [Walter] the sheriff and all of Wilts. : 
That he has confirmed to St. Mary and the Abbess of Romsey to hold in her demesne the 
lands which William Eschuet held from the said church and restored to it along with his 
daughters, and, no matter who holds any of the said land, it is to return to the church. 

Witnesses: Count Eustace; David the Queen's brother; Urse d' Abitot; Walter Huse 
(Hosatus). [1102, 1104, 1107, or 1108.] 

[Chart. R. 52 Hen. Ill, m. 4 (inspe.ximiis). Cat. Chart. R. ii. 103.] Farrer, Itiii. 173. 

On William Escudet (or Eschuet) see Round, The King's Serjeants, 10 sq. and cf No. 874. 

884. [1108, c. May 24?] 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Walter 
[Huse] the sheriff and the barons of Wiltshire: That he has granted to the Prior and monks 
of Winchester 3 hides of land in Alton [Priors] and Patney [co. Wilts.] which William I 
borrowed from their inensa (de victu eorum) and gave to William Escudet for life. To be 
held quit of all claim of inheritance as ordered by the writ of Wilham L 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. [1102-10.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 16^= (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 392.] 

William of Pont de I'Arche had succeeded Walter as sheriff in 1110 (No. 948), and there is no certain 
mention of Walter later than 1 1 10. For the suggested date compare No. 883. For William's grant see 
Vol. I, No. 270. The same thing seems to have happened at Romsey, but in that case William Escudet 
gave up the land as a dowry for his daughters entering the convent. 

885. [1108, May 24.] Pentecost. Westminster 

Notification by Henry 1 to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury and all of England : That he has 
granted to Thomas his chaplain the archbishopric of York, to hold with sac and soc, toll 
and team, and infangthief, as honourably as any of his predecessors held in the time of King 
Edward and of William I and as Abp. Thomas [I] held on the day when he was alive and 
dead. Whatever the said Thomas [I] held, and whatever has been added to the demesne of 
the archbishopric since his death, is to be held in hke manner by Thomas [II]. 



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Witnesses: Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Samson Bp. of Worcester; William Bp. of 
Winchester ;i and other bps. of England; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; 
Henry Earl of Warwick; William de Warenne and the other Earls of England; Hamo 
Dapifer; WiUiam de Albini; Thomas St. John {cie Sancto Johanne); WilUam Bigod; William 
de Pirou. 

[York Minster, 'Liber Albus', ii, fo. 4v"; Cotton MS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 3v°; Lansd. MS. 402, ff. 20v» 
and 1 19v°. Mo/iasl. viii. 1 180 (xxix); Raine, His/, of the Church of York, iii. 32.] Farrer, ////;. 213. 
' Liber Albus 'Sampsone episcopo Winton' (omitting William). 

886. [1107, Sept.-1108, May.] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for Norfolk and Suffolk: That Herbert Bp. 
of Norwich has recovered the body of Roger Bigod, and those of his wife, sons, and barons 
against the monks of Thetford. The monks complained that the bp. had buried Roger at 
Norwich, whereas he had given himself, his wife, and sons to Thetford. The bp. proved by 
the evidence of many people of the diocese that Roger had given himself, his wife, sons, and 
barons to Norwich before the monks came to Thetford. But before judgement was pro- 
nounced the monks admitted their claim to be unjust and begged the bp.'s pardon, quit- 
claiming the bodies to him. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Gerard Abp. of York; William Bp. of Winchester; William Bp. 
of Exeter; Robert Bp. of Chester; Robert [MS. Richard] Count of Meulan; Henry Earl 
of Warwick, &c. 

[D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. iii, fo. 56v° (copy).] 

887. [1107-1108, May.] Winchester 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Gerard Abp. of York, R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln, and 
H[ugh of Leicester] Sheriff of Northamptonshire and the barons of the same shire and 
A[ldwin?] the chamberlain and all the King's ministers of Rockingham: That she quitclaims 
to St. German of Selby £4 and two knights in respect of the manor of Stanford [upon Avon]. 

Witnesses: R[anulf] Bp. of Durham; T. {Otuer?] fitz Count; Th[omas] the chaplain. 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), 146 (copy). J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, i. 25.] 

888. [1100-1108, May.] London 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff and the barons of Lincolnshire : Confirming 
the grant of Crowle (Crull) made by Geoffrey de la Guerche {Wyrcha) to St. German of 
Selby free of all service except Danegeld. 

Witness: Gerard Abp. of York. 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 11 (copy). J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, i. 12; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 474.] 

889. [1100-1108, May?] London? (Lod') 

Notification by [Henry I] 'rex Anglie' to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Osbert the sheriff 
and his lieges of Lincolnshire: That he has ratified the fine and agreement which the Abbot 
of Selby and Nigel de Albini made concerning the customs of the land of Crowle (Crull). 

Witness: [R] de Mell[ent]. [1100-15.] 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 15 (copy). J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, i. 28.] Farrer, Ilin. 180 (as at 
' Ludgershall"). 

Wrongly attributed to William II in Vol. I, No. 470. Probably of even date with the preceding. 

890. [1100-1108, May.] London 

Notification by Henry I to Gerard Abp. of York, Nigel de Albini, and his barons of 
Yorkshire: That he confirms to St. German [of Selby] the vill of Hambleton {Hameltona) 
[co. Yorks.] given by Ilbert de Lacy with the consent of Odo of Bayeux. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), 146 (copy). J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, i. 24-5 ; Farrer, £. Y.C., No. 1423.] 

891. [1108, after May 21.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Thomas the abp. and Nigel de Albini and Osbert the sheriff: 
That the King has granted to Osmund the priest and the brethren of Goathland, for the 

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soul of Queen Matilda, that place to entertain the poor. They shall have the King's peace 
against foresters and all men. Nigel and Osbert shall give them seisin. 
Witness: Robert de Bros. [1100 or 1108-14.] 
[Copies in Whitby Cart, {penes Sir C. Strickland [1879]), fo. 52; B.M. Add. MS. 4715, fo. I61V. Cart. 

Abb. de Whiieby (Surtees, 1878), i. 161 ; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 396.] 
This is presumably the first of the three charters relating to Goathland. It is just possible that the mention 
of Queen Matilda without further description implies that the charter was issued before Henry's marriage 
and therefore during the pontificate of Thomas I. 

892. [1108, May-July.] Reading 

Precept by Henry I to Samson the bp. and Urse d' Abitot and all the King's barons, 
French and English, of Worcestershire: That shire- and hundred-courts be held as in the 
days of King Edward, in the same places and at the same terms and not otherwise. He 
specifies the courts competent in various classes of land cases. 

Witnesses: Richard Bp. of London; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; 
Robert Count of Meulan. 
[Copies in Gurney MSS. (Keswick Hall, Norfolk), i; P.R.O. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] 2 (Red Book of 
Exchequer), fo. 164; Cotton MS. Claud. D. II, fo. 416; Hargrave MS. 313, fo. 100. Foedera, i. 12; 
Munimenta Gildhallae (R.S.), ii. 649; Liebermann, Gesetze der Aiigelsachsen i. 524; Stubbs, Select Char- 
ters (9th Ed.) p. 122; Hall, Formula Book, 22 (No. 16); Hist. MSS. Comm., Rep. xii, App. viii, 119.] 
Farrer, ////;. 228. 
Richard Bp. of London, el. 24 May, cons. 26 Jul. (Eadmer, 196 sq). Henry went abroad about the end 
of July. Urse d' Abitot died in 1 108 {Ann. Winchcomhe.) 

893. [1107, Aug. 5-1108, July 31.] Winchester 

Notification to Samson Bp. [of Worcester], and Walter the sheriff and all the barons of 
Gloucestershire, of a confirmation by Henry I to St. Mary of Abingdon . Of land in Dumble- 
ton [co. Glos.] given by William Guizenbeth. Granting also that (the church) may hold the 
above as quietly and peaceably in all things as it holds its other land in the same vill. 

Witnesses: [Robert] Count of Meulan; Otuer (Utuer) [son of Earl Hugh]; Geoffrey fitz 
Payn ; Alfred of Lincoln. [1 107-1 1 .] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 146; C. IX, fo. 152v°. Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 103.] Farrer, 
llin. 277. 

The gift is dated in the cartulary 8 Hen. I (ii. 102), but no date is given for the confirmation. It was prob- 
ably before Henry's departure at the end of July 1 108. 

894. [1107-1108, July 31?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs, collectors, officials, foresters, &c., in whose bailiwicks 
(niinisteriis) the monks of Battle have lands and possessions: That all their lands and men be 
quit of all pleas and plaints and shires and hundreds, with sac and soc, &c. and of murdrum 
and warpenny and bridgework and work at parks and fencing {clauswarum) and all other 
aids and hidages and gelds and danegelds and scots and essarts (sartis) and army service. 
No man is to take toll from them either in England or Wales. 

Witnesses: Anselm Abp. of Canterbury; Roger Bp. of Salisbury. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib., Battle Cart., fo. 22v" (14th c. addition); Chart. R. 10 Ed. II, m. 12, no. 22 
(inspe.ximiis). Cal. Chart. R. iii. 334.] 

895. [1100-1108, July 31.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I addressed generally: That the church of Glastonbury and all its lands 
and men be quit of hundreds, pleas and plaints, gelds and all customs in all his realm as fully 
as they were quit in the time of any of his ancestors. 
Witness: Urse d' Abitot. 

[Original in Longleat MSS. (see Hist. MSS. Comm., Rep. iii, App. 201a); copies in Longleat MS. fo. 62v°; 
Bodl. Wood MS. Empt. i (Secretum Abbatis), fo. 69 (6/.s): Trin. Coll. Camb. MS. 724, fo. 24; Bodl. 
MS. Laud Misc. 750. Monast. i. 44 (Ixviii); Hearne, Adam of Domerhani, 325; Watkin, Great 
Chartulary i. 148 (No. 207).] 
[The Longleat MS. reads suis for schiris, but the Wood MS. enters the charter twice reading suis in the 
first version and schiris in the second.] 

896. [1100-1108, July 31.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to J[ohn] Bp. of Bath, A[iulf] the chamberlain, and all of Dorset 



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and Somerset : That he has confirmed to the church of Glastonbury and Abbot Herlewin 
all the lands (named) which William I confirmed to the abbey. 

Witness: Urse d'Abitot. 

[Trin. Coll. Camb. MS. 724, fo. 24 (copy). Hearne, Adam of Domerham, 325; Monast. i. 44 (Ixvii).] 

897. [1108, May-July.] Dunstable 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and Hugh de Boc![and]: That he has 
permitted his wife, Queen Matilda, to place canons regular in the church of the Holy Trinity, 
London, and that the said church is freed from subjection to that of Waltham, in considera- 
tion of the exchange which the Queen gave to Waltham. The church is to have the same fiber- 
ties as it had in the time of the Queen or of William Bp. of Durham. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Safisbury; Th. de Sancto Johanne; Jordan de Say. 

[Copies in Cart, of Holy Trinity, London. Hunterian MS. (Glasgow), fo. iv. [ = Register of Christ Church 
Priory {penes John Austis, 1722)]; P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 13 (1). Monast. vi. 155 (Eng. 
translation, from Stevens, ii. 75).] Farrer, Itin. 229. 

The date of Matilda's foundation is 1 108. Bp. Richard was elected in May 1108 and cons, on 26 July, 
1108. 

The King crossed the sea in July and was near Portsmouth most of the month. 

The copy in the Hunterian MS. has a marginal note 'quod ista carta est in Rotulo Regis Ricardi a° regni 
ejus viii°'. This may possibly give the date of the enrolment of the charter on Cartae Antiquae Roll 
13 [N]. There is no note on the Pipe Roll of 8 Ric. I of a payment for enrolment (see also Landon, 
Cart. Antiq., p. xv). 

898. [1108?] Newenham-on-Severn ( ?) (Mwe/iaw) 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Boc[Iand] and Leo[f]stan and W. Caius (Caio) and Roger 
[nephew of Hubert] and Ot[t]o [the goldsmith] and all his subjects of London: That whatever 
the canons of Holy Trinity, London, hold from the Queen in London is to be free of all gelds, 
scots, customs, and plaints as it was in the time of William Bp. of Durham, or at any time. 
No one is to wrong the property or men of the said church contrary to this privilege, on 
pain of the royal forfeiture. The men of the church are not to plead except where they are 
accustomed, namely in the Queen's court. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; the chancellor. [1107-15.] 
[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 13 (10) (copy).] Farrer, Iiin. 315. 

Leofstan died in 1 1 15. As no bp. is named, it is possible that the see was vacant, which would make the 
date 26 Sept. 1107-24 Mar. 1108. Leofstan, W. Caius, Roger, and Otho were presumably the four 
sheriffs of London and Hugh de Bocland that of Middlesex. In 1 1 14-1 5 the four sheriffs appear to have 
been Hugh de Bocland, Roger [nephew of Hubert], Leofstan, and Ordgar (Ramsey Chron. lil (No. 248)). 
The Bp. of Durham (temp, William I) held certain lands, formerly belonging to Waltham Abbey. Probably 
some of the property of Holy Trinity which was then subject to Waltham had been in the hands of 
William of St. Calais (see Monast. vi. 57). 

899. [1108 May-July 31.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to A[nselm] Abp. of Canterbury, Richard Bp. of London, and all 
his bps., earls, &c. : That he has restored to the canons of St. Paul's, London, the right of 
holding and deafing with their prebends and lands, as in the days of Edward the Confessor, 
and William I; with soc and sac, toll and team and infangthief, fiht-wite, and fyrd-wite and 
grith-breach, on feast-days and at other times, as they held aforetime. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; W[illiam] Bp. of Exeter; 
Ranulf the chancellor; [Robert] Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 12 Ed. Ill, no. 13: St. Paul's Cath., 'Liber Pilosus', fo. iii (omits witnesses); Liber 
L, fo. 15; MS. WD 20, fo. 716 (Statuta Minora); A 69 (Roll of Charters of Liberties); C.U.L. MS. 1075, 
fo. 79. Simpson, Registrum, 119; Hist. MSS. Comm., Rep. ix. 61; Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 25.] 
Farrer, Itin. 223. 

Richard was elected Bp. of London, 24 May, 1 108. The King left England in July 1 108 and did not return 
until after the death of Anselm. 

900. [1102-1108, July 31.] Waltham 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Chester, Nicholas Sheriff of Staffordshire, and 
Richard de Belmeis Sheriff of Salop: Not to summon the monks of St. Remi of Rheims 
to go to hundreds and shires ; but let them send their reeves or one of their men. 



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Witness : Henry Earl of Warwick. 

[Pat. R. 6 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 8 iinspeximus). Monasl. vii. 1099; ibid. 1043 ('ex autographo apud S. Remig. 
Rhemis"; but less correctly).] Farrer, llin. 160. 

901. [1102-1108, July 31.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Anselm, Hamo Dapifer, and all his barons and lieges of 
Kent : Granting to St. Andrew and the church of Rochester the lands, tithes, and wood which 
William de Albini gave; to wit the tithe of Elham (i^lham)of his demesne a ploughland and 
wood held of him by Robert fitz Watson and half the tithe of Bilsington {Bilsintona). 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. [of Salisbury] and the chancellor.^ 

[Copies in Chart. R. 3 Ed. I, No. 2; 9 Ed. Ill, No. 36; 10 Ed. Ill, No. 51 ; Pat. R. 12 Ed. IV, pt. 2, m. 14; 
Confirm. R. 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 8, No. 2; 'Textus Roffensis', cxxxiii; Cotton MS. Dom. X, fo. UOV. 
Heame, Textus Roffensis (1720), 174; Thorpe, Reg. Roff'ense (1769), 345; Cat. Chart. R. ii. 195; Monast. 
i. 164 (xviii).] Farrer, Itin. 54. 

William's original grant is for the souls of Kings William and Henry, and of himself, his father, mother, 
and wife, his brother Nigel, and his nephew Humphrey. Two of the witnesses are members of Bp. 
Gundulf's household. Farrer's suggested dales are 1 102-3 or 1 107-9, assuming that Anselm must have 
been in England. We have preferred to assume the omission of the chancellor's name in this and in 
No. 898 to antedating the foundation of Holy Trinity, London, which seems to be confirmed as 1 108 by 
the mention of Bp. Richard. (See, to the contrary, Davis in E.H.R.. xxvi, 87, n. 14.) 
^ 'Teste Rogero episcopo et cancellario, apud Wyntoniam.' 

902. [c. 1108] 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Richard Bp. of London, &c., of her gift to the church of 
Holy Cross, Waltham, for the welfare of King Henry, herself, and their children, of 2\ hides 
of Northland [in Waltham], which Bp. Walcher (of Durham) unjustly took away. 

Witnesses omitted. [1108-18.] 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Tib. C. IX, fo. 50v°. W. Stubbs, The Foundation of Waltham Abbey, p. 53.] 
Walcher Bp. of Durham was given the church of Waltham by Wilham I. 

903. [1100-1108, July 31.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Urse d' Abitot and his barons of Worcestershire: That he has 
confirmed to St. Peter of Westminster the land of Comberton which Robert Dispensator 
gave to that church. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey ' Doomsday ', fo. 3 1 3 (292) v» ; Cotton MS. Faust. A . Ill, fo. 74. Armitage 
Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 147.] Farrer, llin. 94. 

904. [1108, Dec.?] 

Letter from Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury: Requesting him to put off the 
consecration of Thomas Abp. of York, and any consequent disputes, till Easter next, when 
he will return from Normandy and hold a council to adjust the diff'erence. 

[Eadmer, Hist. Nov. (R.S.), 205.] 

905. 1108. Argentan 

Charter by Henry I (dei gratia rex Angloruin et dux Normatmie) to St. Pierre sur Dives: 
Confirming various grants which have been made to the abbey, and giving privileges of 
jurisdiction. ' Nemo autem justitiariorum cogat abbatem ad placitandum extra curiam suam 
coram aliquo nisi coram me vel coram proprio Justitiario qui super omnes alios vice mea 
justitiam tenet. Nullus etiam praesumat abbatiam vel homines abbatiae namnis inquietare, 
nisi clamore prius facto ad abbatem, et si justitiam et rectitudinem in curia sua facere noluerit, 
tunc proprius justitiarius meus inde requiratur. Omnia autem piacita de omnibus querelis 
hominum suorum, de incendio scilicet, de muldro, et de rapto et de omnibus rebus vel foris- 
facturis quae accidunt et quae accidere possunt, in abbatis curia teneantur et plenarie 
terminentur, exceptis solummodo placitis de expeditione mea et bello si ortum fuerit, de 
placito monetae quod quidem in abbatis curia judicabitur sed apud arcam monetae termina- 
bitur. Si latro intra terram abbatiae captus fuerit reddetur abbati; et ubicunque homo abba- 
tiae captus fuerit reddetur abbati et abbas inde justitiam et rectitudinem faciet; et si bellum 
ortum fuerit de qualicumque causa vel querela in abbatis curia teneatur et integre terminetur. 
Ubicumque fuerit quercus vel fagus per totum tenementum abbatiae propria erit abbatis et 



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monachorum; quidquid autem sive supra terram sive subtus terram repertum fuerit, quid- 
quid illud sit abbas habebit, excepto auro si subtus terram repertum fuerit, quod quidem 
meum erit.' 

Signa: King Henry; William Abp. of Rouen; Serlo Bp. of Sees; Robert de Curei; Fulk 
d'Aunou {de AInei). 

[Cart, of St. Pierre sur Dive; Arch, de Calvados, fonds de St. Pierre sur Dive, No. 63 (copy). Gallia Chris- 
tiana, xi, Instrumenta, col. 156; R. Sauvage, 'Les Diplomes d'Henry 1'' pour I'abbaye de St. Pierre 
sur Dive' in Soc. Hisl. Norm., Melanges, 12^ serie; Delisle, Cartulaire Normand, No. 1219 (from a 
Yidinms of 1269, exemplified in 1397); Neustria Pia 503.] Farrer, Itin. 224. 
A notitia of the same charter (Gall. Christ, xi, Instrumenta, col. 155 from the same cartulary) states that it 
was granted in amends for the burning of the abbey during the war with Robert of Normandy. 

906. [1108] Westminster 

Notification by Queen Matilda to R[ichard] Bp. of London and all faithful sons of Holy 
Church: That, by the advice of Abp. Anselm and the concession of Henry, she has granted 
Christ Church within the walls of London to Prior Norman and the canons there serving 
God; free from the subjection to Waltham and all other churches saving St. Paul's of Lon- 
don. And has given to them Aldgate with the soc pertaining to it, which was in her demesne, 
and two-thirds of the rent of the city of Exeter; to hold with all the liberties which King 
Henry has confirmed to them by his charter. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 
[May 1108-Apr. 1109.] 
[Copies in Glasgow Univ. Hunterian MS., fo. iv Guildhall, London, Letter Book C; Lansd. MS. 114, No. 
15, i (transcript) (omitting two later witnesses and name of the first). Monast. vi. 155 from Stevens, ii. 75 
(translation from Anstis"s MS.); Maitland, London (1775), 779; Sharpe, Letter Book C of the City of 
London, 224.] 
This is after the King's confirmation (No. 897). See Addenda and cf. No. 915. 

907. [c. 1108] 

Letter of Henry I to Lambert Bp. of Arras : Thanking the bp. for information received 
through D[rogo], his clerk. [1100-15.] 

[Baluze, Miscellanea, v. 345; Bouquet, Recueil, xv. 201.] 
Dated by order in collection of letters. 

908. [c. 1108] 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London, &c. That he has granted to the canons 
of Waltham the mill of Waltham given them by Queen Matilda in exchange for Holy 
Trinity, London. 

Witnesses omitted. 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Tib. C. K, fo. 49v°. W. Stubbs, The Foundation of Waltham Abbey, p. 51.] 

909. [c. 1108] 

Notification by Queen Matilda to all her faithful : That she has given to the church of Holy 
Cross, Waltham, the mills of Waltham, which she had by exchange with the church of 
Holy Trinity, London. As the canons of Holy Trinity may repair their church, so those of 
Waltham may repair and use their mills. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Tib. C. IX, fo. 50v<'. W. Stubbs, The Foundation of Waltham Abbey, p. 53.] 

910. [1109, Mar.] Rouen 

Letter from Henry I to Abp. Anselm : The King reports all well in Normandy, and is glad 
to hear of Anselm's recovery from Ansfrid his clerk. He has just held a parley with Louis, 
King of the French. He asks Anselm to see to affairs in England, and entrusts his son and 
daughter to him. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Anselm, Epist. iv. 93, p. 449 (ed. Gerberon).] Farrer, Itin. 226b. 

911. [1107-1109, May.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c., of England: Of a grant to William de Albini, 
'my butler', and his heirs of the manor of Snettisham [co. Norf.], with two hundreds and a 



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half, viz. Freebridge [co. Norf.] and Smithdon [co. Norf.], with wreck and all appurte- 
nances, and the gilds (misteria) of [King's] Lynn [co. Norf.], with the moiety of the market 
and toll and with the other customs, and the port with the landing-dues (applicacione 
navium) and right of pre-emption (lofcop) and the water-way and ferry (transitwn) and all 
plaints; to be held with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief as well and as quietly as 
William II gave and granted it to him. 

Witnesses: William Abp. of Rouen; R[obert] Count of Meulan; Walter Giffard the Earl; 
R[anulf] the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle; William de Tancarville, chamberlain. 

[Copies in Pat. R. 1 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 27; Lansd. MS. 317, fo. 87. Cal. Pat. R. 1 Ed. Ill, 20 (abstract).] 
Farrer, Ilin. 227. 

On this charter see Ballard, British Borough Charters, 1042-1216, pp. 255 sqq. 

912. [1107-1109, May.] Caen 

Writ by Henry I addressed to William Abp. of Rouen and Robert de Candos and all his 
lieges of the Roumois: That he has given to the abbey of Jumieges the land of 'Dudela' in 
the forest of Roumare and Robert is to give seisin. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; William the chamberlain; WilHam de Albini; Nigel 
de Albini; Walter fitz Ansger. 

[Arch. Seine-Inferieure, Grand Cart, de Jumi6ges(A), p. 1 76, No. 292 (copy). Vernier, Chartes de Jumieges, 
i. 136; Round, C.D.F. 55 (No. 156) (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 226. 

William Abp. of Rouen d. 9 Feb. 1110 (Ord. Vit., ed. Prevost, iv. 300). 

913. [1109, June 13.] Pentecost. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to his sheriffs of Yorkshire and Northumberland: That he has 
granted to St. Oswin of Tynemouth his court and customs, to hold in like manner as Earl 
Robert held them before his forfeiture. 

Witness: Peter de Valognes. [1107-9.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 117v° (copy); Gibson, Tynemouth, App. xiii; Monast. iii. 313.] Farrer, Itin. 
177. 

St. Mary is not mentioned, therefore this is prior to Aug. 1110 when the church of St. Mary was consecrated. 

914. [1109, June 13] Pentecost. Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to R. Bp. of Durham and all his sheriffs of Yorkshire and 
Northumberland: Of a confirmation to God and St. Oswin and the monks of Tynemouth, 
of their court and customs as conceded by William Rufus. 

Witness: Peter de Valognes. [1007-9.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 118 (copy). Hist. Northumberland, viii. 55.] Cf No. 913. 

915. [1109, June 13?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has confirmed the canonry (canoni- 
catum) of regular canons in Christ Church, London, which his wife Queen Matilda instituted, 
to be free from all subjection except to the Bp. of St. Paul's. And has granted that the canons 
hold their lands in peace with all the customs thereto pertaining. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1108-11.] 

Third Seal of Henry I, much damaged, on strip. 

[Ancient Deeds, Ser. A [E. 40], No. 6687 (original); copies in Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 13 (13); 
Cart, of Holy Trinity (Christ Church), London; Hunterian Mus., Glasgow. Round, A.C. 3; Monast. 
vi. 155 (trans.); Facs. Nat. MSS. i. No. 7] Farrer, Itin. 227a. 

This charter must be later than No. 897 which it confirms. Round suggests Whitsuntide 1 109. Cf No. 906. 

916. [1109, c. June 27.] 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That the profession made by Thomas [II] 
Abp. of York, to the church of Canterbury after the death of Anselm was made under the 
following circumstances. It was the King's will and the advice of certain of his lieges, that 
the abp. should make this profession, although the abp. and the church of York were not 
bound to make such a profession. The abp. made it therefore for himself only, compelled 
by the royal command, saving his obedience to the Pope and his allegiance to the King; and 



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with the proviso that the church of York should not thereby lose any liberty or privilege to 
which it was entitled. 

[Bodl. Rawlinson MS. B. 447, c. 47 (copy). Stubbs, Cronica (in Twysden, Decern Scriptores), c. 47; Raine, 
Hist, of the Church of York, ii. 125 (Hugh Cantor) and ii. 370 (Stubbs).] Cf. Farrer, Iliii. 227. 

The document is given by Hugh Cantor (12th c.) and, if spurious, must have been a very early forgery, 
possibly before 1 127. It is, moreover, consistent with Eadmer's account (Hist. Nov. 211), except for the 
saving of the rights of the church of York which Eadmer might be tempted to omit. William of Malmes- 
bury {Gesl. Pont. 262) merely abridges Eadmer's account. 

917. [1109, Oct?] Sutton [Notts. ?] 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff and NigeU de Albini and all his barons of York- 
shire: That Thomas Abp. of York is to have all the rights enjoyed by his predecessors, as the 
King has commanded by his other writs, and as he confirmed them to Abp. Gerard. 

Witness: [Ranulf] the chancellor. [1108-14.] 

[York Minster, ' Liber Albus\ i, fo. eSV. Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 18.] 

' MS. Noting'. 

918. 1109 [Oct. 17.] Nottingham in concilio totius Anglie 

Grant by Henry I to St. Cuthbert of Durham and Bp. Ranulf and his successors for ever: 
Of the lands of Burdon, Carleton, and Aycliffe [co. Durham] which had been claimed by 
the Northumbrians. Also of certain customs which had been claimed by the Northumbrians 
as belonging to their county, and which Ranulf the bp. recovered against them in the 
presence of the King and his barons; viz. the liberty of hunting in the woods of the monks 
between Tees and Tyne, and of taking, on payment of one penny, as much fuel out of the 
woods as could be carried by one cart in one year, and of taking, for one penny, a large tree 
of their own choice from the same woods wherewith to build a ship, and of taking certain 
customs in the waters of the Tyne, belonging to the monastery. 

Witnesses: Thomas Abp. of York; Richard Bp. of London; William Bp. of Exeter; 
Robert Bp. of Chester; Herbert Bp. of Norwich; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Gilbert Abbot of West- 
minster ; Robert Count of Meulan ; William of Warenne ; Gilbert de I'Aigle ; Nigel de Albini ; 
Robert de Lacy; Humphrey de Bohun; Robert de Brus; Geoffrey Ridel; Alfred of Lincoln. 

Third Seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, 3016). 

[Durham Cath. ii""^ i™=, Reg. No. 5 (original); copies in i™ i"'^= Reg. No. 17 (6); Cart. 1, fo. 59; Chart R. 
1 Hen. V, pt. 1, No. 15; Pat. R. 1 1 Hen. VI, pt. 2, m. 22; Confirm. R. 6 Eliz. No. 10; Bodl. MS. Laud 
Misc. 542, fo. 126 (transcript); 748, fo. 37v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 88^; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 
fo. 60v° (incomplete). D.K.R. xxx, App. 201 (calendared). Monast. i. 242, No. xi (incomplete); Cal. 
Chart. R. v. 454; Surtees, Hist. Durham, i, pt. i, p. cxxv; Raine, Hist. Dunelm. Script. Tres., App. .xxxii. 
No. XXV ; Regist. Pal. Dunelmense, i, p. xxxiii; Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 249.] Farrer, /////. 231. 
'Hec donacio facta est anno ab incamacione Domini MCIX in consilio tocius Anglie, apud Notingham.' 
The style and handwriting of this charter suggest that it was drawn up by the recipients. 

919. 1109, Oct. 17. Nottingham 'in concilio' 

Charter by Henry 1 ' rex Anglorum et Normannorum dux ' : Creating the see of Ely. 

Signa (in 3 columns) : King Henry ; Queen Matilda ; Mathildis ' Sponsa regis Romanorum ' ; 
Hervey Bp. of Ely; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Ranulf the chancellor; || Thomas Abp. of York; 
Richard Bp. of Bayeux; Herbert, Bp. of Norwich; Reinelm Bp. of Hereford; Ralph Bp. 
of Rochester; Richard Bp. of London; Robert Bp. of Chester; William Bp. of Exeter; 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; H Robert Count of IVIeulan; William Earl 
Warenne; Earl Simon; Stephen [Count] of Aumale; Count Roger, the Poitevin {Picta- 
viensis);^ Gilbert de I'Aigle; William de Albini; Nigel de Albini. 

Third seal of Henry I (fragment). 

[Cartae Harl. 43 C 11 (original); Finch-Hatton MS. 170 (Sir C. Hatton's Book of Seals), fo. 88, No. 419 
(facsimile of original); Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. 30; Titus A. VI, fo. 1086; Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, 
pp. 746-56 (copies). Monast. i. 483 (XX) (incorrectly); J. Bentham, Hist. Ely (1771), App. No. 7, 
p. 13; Journ. Brit. Arch. A.'is. xxix. 249; Book of Seals, No. 419.] Farrer, Itin. 230. 

The date of the Pentecostal feast at which the matter was discussed was 1 108 (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 193, 

' Roger was Count of La Marche in right of his wife Almodis (1091-1 106) and was presumably still called 
count after her death. 



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195). The charter has a seal of red wax and looks like a fabrication. The dates are also confusing since 
the 10th year of Pope Paschal II is 14 Aug. 1108-13 Aug. 1109, and the Pope's consent was given by a 
bull of 21 Nov. [1108]. Thus the Pope's consent and the King's though in the 10th years of each are not 
of even date. Count Roger the Poitevin does not attest otherwise after 1102. The attestation of the 
Empress Maud, then only a child, is also surprising, nor is it certain that she adopted the name before 
going to Germany. The original was in possession of Sir Simonds D'Ewes in 1640. 

920. [1109, Oct. 17? Nottingham] 

Charter of Henry I confirming the church of Holy Trinity, Lenton [co. Nottingham], to 
the monks of Cluny there, for the souls of himself, Matilda his wife, and his father and 
mother, and for the safety of William his son and Matilda his daughter, at the request of 
William Peverel, the founder, his wife Adaleida and his son William, as a Cluniac priory, 
with what William Peverel has given, viz. 10 carucates of land, tithes, and the manor of 
Courteenhall (Curtehala) except one knight's fee held by Walter son of Winemer and the 
land of Turstan Mantel. And for this William and his successors shall give 1 mark of silver 
a year to the church of Cluny. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Robert Count of Meulan; Ranulf the chancellor; 
Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Gilbert de Aquila; Robert Bp. of Chester; 
William Peverel of Nottingham; Adeline his wife; William Peverel their son; Robert brother 
of William Peverel; Herbert; Earl Simon [of Huntingdon]; Stephen Count of Aumale. 
[1107-13.] 
Third Seal of Henry I, natural wax (fragment) on leather thong. 

[Original in Paris, Bibl. Nat., Coll. de Bourgogne, LXXIX. 180; a contemporary duplicate without seal, 
ibid. 181 ; copy in Bib. Nat. MS. lat. 5459, fo. 1 18rf; Bodl. Dugdale MS. XI, fo. 62v° (transcript). Sten- 
ton, Northamptonshire Charters, 159-60 (with facsimile); Bruel, Chartes de I'Abbaye de Cluny, v. No. 
3183; Duckett, Charters of Cluny, i. 62; Monast., v. 113 (from cartulary, incomplete). Round, C.D.F. 
1383 (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 232. 
Round doubts the authenticity of the witnesses' names. Stenton suggests that the text was completed at 
leisure and the crosses of William Peverel his wife and son made at the same time, while the other signa 
were added at court hastily and irregularly. There are no chronological difficulties. The witnesses 
suggest the council at Nottingham. 

921. [1109, Oct. 17? Nottingham] 

Charter (notum sit) by Henry I to the church of Holy Trinity, Lenton: Confirming the 
gifts of William Peverel (enumerated). 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat., Coll. de Bourgogne, bodx. 182. Duckett, Charters of Cluny, i. 68 ; Bruel, Chartes de Cluni, 

V. 164 (No. 3814).] 
In identical words with the preceding sealed original, fo. 180, as far as the beginning of the enumeration. 

Probably a later composition. 

922. [1109, Oct. 17?] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry I to the sheriffs of Nottinghamshire and the barons of Nottingham- 
shire and Derbyshire: That he has granted to Thomas Abp. [of York] all his customs over 
his lands in Nottinghamshire, especially those belonging to St. Mary's, Southwell, as under 
William IL If anyone make claims against his men on those lands he is to have right in such 
manner and in such place as the canons of St. Peter's [York] would give it. The King will 
punish any infraction. 

Witnesses : Roger Bp. of Salisbury ; Ranulf the chancellor ; the Count of Meulan. [1 108-14.] 

[Copies in Pat. R., 5 Ric. II, pt. 1, m. 10 (imperfect); Chart. R., 3-4 Hen. V, No. 15; Southwell Minster, 
Liber Albus, fo. 14; Beverley Town Cart., fo. 29v" (imperfect). Cal. Chart. R., v. 478; Cal. Pat. R., 
1381-5, p. 57; Monast. viii, 1314 (xvii) (imperfect); Hist. MSS. Comm., Report on MSS. of the Corpora- 
lion of Beverley (1900), p. 27 (noticed).] Farrer, Itin. 233. 

923. [1109, Oct. 17?] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff, Nigel de Albini, and barons of Yorkshire: 
That he has granted that Thomas Abp. [of York] have warren in his land of [Bp.] Wilton, 
and no one is to hunt there on forfeiture of £10. 

Witness: Robert Bp. [of Lincoln?] [1108-14.] 

[Harl. MS. 560, fo. 25 (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 93.] 



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924. [1109, Oct.?] Collingham [Notts.] 

Precept by Henry I to Ernulf Abbot [of Peterborough] and A[scelin] de Waterville 
(WalteriviUa): To cause Godwin to hold his land and goods as justly and peaceably as he 
held it in the time of Abbot Turold. No wrong is to be done him in this matter. 
Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; Per Lewin, son of Colgrim. [1 107-14.] 
[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. xxii, fo. 90 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 86, fo. 53 (transcript from original, then 

at Peterborough).] 
Ernulf Abbot of Peterborough in 1 107, Bp. of Rochester in 1114. Godwin is presumably the tenant in 
Scotter and Scotterthorpe [co. Line] whose sons held at the date of the Peterborough Survey {Chroii. 
Pelroburgense, ed. T. Stapleton, 164). If so, the survey must be after 1 107. 

925. [1109?] York 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Thomas, Osbert the Sheriff, and all his sheriffs and 
barons and lieges of Yorkshire and Northumberland: That he has granted Ranulf Bp. of 
Durham leave to have a market in Norton [co. Durham] every Sunday. All resorting to the 
market are to have the King's firm peace. And the King grants such customs as exist in his 
own markets throughout England. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Nigel de Albini; Robert de Brus. [1108-14.] 

Third Seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, 3016). 

[Durham Treasury iii'^ i'"^'= Reg. No. 8 (original); copies in Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, fo. 60; Lansd. MS. 
Misc. 748, fo. 38; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 87. Surtees, Hisl. of Durham, iii. 154; Jouni. Brit. Arch. 
Ass. xxix. 252; Leland, Co//., i. (ii), 389 (imperfect abstract).] Farrer, Itin. 237. 

Surtees wrongly attributes this charter to Henry II. 

926. [1109?] York 

Notification by Henry I to T[homas] Abp. and Nigel de Albini and Osbert the sheriff: 
That the King has granted to the brethren of Goathland the place of Goathland and a caru- 
cate for ploughing and pasture for all their herds in the King's pastures of Pickering, as far 
as the bounds of the abbot of Whitby. 
Witnesses: T[homas] Abp. of York; Robert de Brus. [1108-14.] 

[Copies in Whitby Cart, {penes Sir C. Strickland [1878]), fo. 52; B.M. Add. MS. 4715, fo. HOv". Cart. 
Abb. de Whiteby (Surtees Soc, 1878), i. 162; Moiiast. iv. 544 (iii); Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 397.] Farrer, 
Itin. 235. 
Robert de Brus was with the King at Nottingham in 1 109, and the King may have gone to York in that 
year. In any case this charter is after No. 891 and before No. 927. 

927. [1109?] York 

Notification by Henry I to T[homas] Abp. and Nigel de Albini and Osbert the sheriff: 
That Osmund the priest and the brethren of Goathland have with the King's consent sur- 
rendered themselves and the hermitage to the Abbot and convent of Whitby and taken the 
habit there. 

Witness: Robert de Brus. [1 108-14.] 

[Copies in Whitby Cart, {penes Sir C. Strickland [1878]), fo. 52; B.M. Add. MS. 4715, fo. 162v<'. Cart. 
Abb. de Whiteby (Surtees Soc. 1878), i. 161-2; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 398.] 

928. 1109, Dec. 25. Westminster 

Charter of Henry I: He has decided with the assent and counsel of his bps. and barons to 
restore the church of Eynsham to its former state 'for the souls of my father and mother and 
my brother William etc' Confirms to the church its possessions to be held by perpetual 
right in ecclesiastical fashion. The Bp. of Lincoln may canonically appoint the abbot with 
the King's consent. 

[Copy in Ch. Ch. Oxford MS. (Eynsham Cartulary), fo. \2\°; Cart, of Eynsham, i. 36. Monast. iii. 15/>. 
(IX).] Farrer, Itin. 246. 

'Hoc autem confirmatum est anno ab incamatione domini M°C°nono, anno vero Henrici Regis decimo, 
apud Westmonasterium in nativitate Domini.' 

The form is unusual. The Signa have probably been omitted in the cartulary, as no witnesses are named. 

929. [1109?] Dec. 25. Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln and Earl Simon and the lieges of North- 
amptonshire: That the land of Twywell [co. Northants.] which Aubrey the chamberlain 



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holds at farm from Abbot Gunter of Thorney remain for ever in the demesne of the abbey, 
after the death of Aubrey. 
Witness: Ranulf Bp. [of Durham]. Per the same Aubrey. [1107-9.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii), v°: Lansd. MSS. 992, ff. 126 and 994, fo. 94v° (Bp. 
Rennet's coll.) from the Red Bk. of Thorney.] 

Gunter Abbot of Thorney died in 1 1 12, in which year the King was not in England. It would appear from 
this, and Aubrey's own charter (a'He 1 1 12) to Thorney [Moit. ii. 603], that Aubrey de Vere held the rank 
of chamberlain (not necessarily of chief chamberlain) before 1 133. The years in which Christmas was 
kept at Westminster and Bp. Ranulf was not certainly in Normandy are 1101, 1102, 1107, 1109. But 
Aubrey is not described as chamberlain in 1101 or 1102 and Robert Malet (whom he possibly suc- 
ceeded is still so described in 1 105 (No. 682). 

930. [c. 1109?] King's Cliffe (C//va) 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs where Hervey Bp. of Ely has lands: That the men of the 
see shall not plead save where they were accustomed to plead in the time of King Edward and 
William I and William II. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1109-31.] 

[Cotton MS. Titus A. 1, fo. 33 (copy). J. Bentham, Hist, of Ely (1771), App. 20*, No. xxiv.] 

931. [1109?] 

Precept by Henry I to all the tenants of the see of Ely, French and English: That the 
church of Ely and Hervey the bp. have in their demesne all the lands, men and customs 
which Simeon the abbot held at his death. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Gilbert de TAigle. [1109-18.] 

[Copies in Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, fo. 766; Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. 31 ; Tib. A. VI, fo. 108. J. Ben- 
tham, Hist, of Ely (1771), App. 18*, No. xv.] 

A like precept addressed generally, and saving the rights of tenants who held in the time 
of Abbot Simeon, with the same Witnesses. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. 31 ; Tib. A. VI, fo. 127. Monast. i. 482 (xvii).] 

932. [1109?] York 

Precept by Henry I to Ralph de Beaufou (MS. Add. Balestar") and Hubert de Mont- 

chesney (Mwichemy). That the monks of St. Peter of Eye hold all their property as well as 

they ever did in the time of Robert Malet, and be not impleaded respecting it, except by 

the King's express command. 

Witness: William de Houghton, [c. 1107-16.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, fo. 114, also fo. 132v° (transcript); Chart. R. 20 Ric. II, No. 4 (inspeximus). Cal. 

Chart. R. v. 363.] Farrer, Itiii. 480. 
The very doubtful charter of Hervey Count of Leon (Cal. Chan. R. v. 366) asserts that Henry I held the 
honour of Eye seven years from the death of Robert Malet [ob. 1 106], and Stephen as Count of Mortain 
and King twenty-two years. Henry would then have held the honour of Eye from 1 106 to 1113, which 
latter year is a probable date for Stephen's succession to the honour of Mortain. Henry was at Notting- 
ham in 1 109 and probably also at York. 

933. [c. 1109?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Hubert de Monchensy: To allow St. Peter's of Eye and Robert 
the monk to have the land of Redlingfield [co. Suff.], which they claim, as Beatrix the wife 
of William of Arques gave it to them; and to let no one do them wrong in this respect. 

Witnesses: William de Houghton; Hugh de Bocland. [1106-13.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, ff. 114 and 133 (transcript).] 

Beatrice of Arques was mother of Emma Countess of Guisnes, the founder of Redlingfield Priory (see 
No. 1904). 

934. [1109] Lincoln 

Precept by Henry I to Anselm Abp. of Canterbury and Hamo Dapifer and his barons 
and officials of Kent: That the church of Ghent and Abbot Ansbold and the monks are to 



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have full possession of their land of Lewisham, as the abbot has proved his title in the King's 
court and in the King's presence against Robert of Bampton, who claimed it. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Ghent: Arch, du Royaume; Cart, de St. Pierre de Gand, fo. 20; P.R.O. Curia Regis R. No. 71 
(3^ Hen. Ill) (imperfect). Messager des Sciences Historiques de Betgique (1842), 252 (abstract); Van 
Lokeren, Charles de St. Pierre de Gand, i. 115; Curia Regis R. viii. 44 (incomplete); Round, C.D.F. 504 
(No. 1378) (abstract).] Farrer, Iiin. 221. 

Henry left England in July 1 108, the year of Abbot Ansbold's appointment, and did not return from abroad 
till after the death of Anselm. Abbot Siger is stated by the Annates Blandinienses to have died in July 
1108 and Ansbold to have been elected in the following January (M.G.H. Script, v. 27). It seems as 
though the writ had been inadvertently addressed to Anselm, sede vacante. But all early charters of 
St. Peter's Ghent are suspect (see E.H.R., xliii. 615-17). 

935. [1109?] Pickering 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of York and the sheriff, officials, and barons of York- 
shire: Of a grant (Concedo) to St. Mary and the Abbot of St. Mary's at York of a tithe of 
the King's hunting in Yorkshire, in flesh and hides by the hands of the King's larderers, 
which the sheriff is to enforce. 
Witnesses: Humphrey Bigod, chaplain; Eudo Dapifer. [1100-Apr. 1116.] 
[P.R.O. D. of L. Great Coucher Bk. [D.L. 42], i, fo. 379; Manchester, John Rylands Lib., Reg. of St. 
Mary's, fo. 177v<' (incorrectly); Confirm. R. 1 Hen. VIII, fo. 5, No. 29. Monast. iii. 560 (from Reg. of 
St. Mary's); Farrer, E. Y.C., No. 353 (from Reg. of St. Mary's).] Farrer, Itin. 239. 
Eudo died in 1 120 and the King cannot have been in Yorkshire in 1 120 or 1119. 

936. [1104-9.] London 

Notification by Henry I to his barons and ministers: That he has granted and confirmed 
to the church of St. Andrew, Rochester, sac and soc and all customs and liberties (as Christ 
Church, Canterbury, had them in the time of William I and William II and Abp. Lanfranc); 
four pence from tolls, ferries, and the hundred, and the fourth part of all issues pertaining 
to the reeveship (prepositwa) of the city except the King's gavel. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Tur[old] de Envermeu; Hamo Dapifer. [1100-23.] 
[Cotton MS. Dom. A. X, 9, fo. 102 (copy); P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52] 6, No. 13; Chart. R. 3 Ed. I, 
No. 2; Pat. R. 12 Ed. IV, pt. 2, m. 14; Confirm. R. 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 8, No. 2; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, 
fo. 6v° (transcript). Thorpe, Reg. Roffense, 34; D.K.R., x.xx, App. 199 (calendared); Landon, Cartae 
Antiquae, "bio. 194.] Farrer, //m. 215. 
This must be after the resignation of the bishopric of Bayeux by Turold c. 1 104, and is probably before his 
retirement to Bee (see Orderic, Hist. Eccl. iv. 18). As Anselm is not named as dead, it is probably 
before 21 Apr. 1 109, and the earlier years of this period are the more likely. It may, however, be con- 
nected with the appointment of Ralf d'Escures, 29 June 1108. 

937. [1110, Apr. 10?] Marlborough 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury, Robert Bp. of Lincoln, and Hugh de 
Bocland Sheriff of Berks., and William Sheriff of Oxford; That the monks of Abingdon 
be allowed to have their customs from ships passing on the river, whether in herrings or 
in the right to buy goods (scilicet in accipiendis allecibus, et in mercatis faciendis), as they 
had them in the time of Edward the Confessor and subsequently. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Exeter; Eustace de Breteuil (Britoil); Patrick de Chaources 
(Cadurcis). [1107-10.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 144; C. IX, fo. 151. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 95 (cf. ii. 119).] 
Farrer, Itin. 253. 

Cf. No. 854. Henry was at Marlborough for Easter in 1 1 10 (Farrer, Itin. 251, from A.S.C.). 

938. [1110, Apr. 10?] Marlborough 

Precept by Henry to Hugh de Bocland and all sheriffs and ministers of all England : 
Commanding that all the property (res propriae) of the Abbot and monks of Abingdon, 
which their servants may buy or sell be quit of toll and custom and ferry-dues (passagio) 
in so far as the latter can affirm on oath that the goods belong to the abbot and monks 
(affidare poterint quod suae sint). No one shall disturb them under penalty of ten pounds. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1100-15.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 79; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 106.] Farrer, Itin. 163. 



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939. [1110, Apr. 10?] Easter. Marlborough 

Notification by Henry I to Hervey Bp. of Ely and Gilbert the sheriff and all the barons 
of Cambridgeshire : That he has given at the prayer of Payn Peverel to the canons of Cam- 
bridge, a place in the fields of Cambridge lying near the spring of Barnwell where they are to 
found their church, &c. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Wilham Bp. of Exeter; John Bp. of Bath; Turstan 
the chaplain; Hamo Dapifer. [1 109-14.] 

[Copies in Cartae Antiquae [C. 52] 10 (K), No. 36; Harl. MS. 3601, fo. Ub (incomplete). Monast. vi. 87; 
J. W. Clark, Liber Mem. Ecclesiae de Bernewelle (1907), 43 (from the Harl. copy); Landon, Cartae 
Antiquae, No. 319.] Farrer, Itin. 252. 

Barnwell Priory was founded in consequence of this grant in 1 1 12. 

940. [1110, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Notification by Henry I to Walter Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Roger Sheriff of Wor- 
cestershire, and Hugh of Leicester and all his barons of England: That Thomas the prior 
and the monks of Worcester and all their men and lands are in the King's hand and have his 
firm peace. The prior is to hold his office as freely as he ever held it. No one is to interfere 
with the property of the church except by leave of the prior. All who hold of the church are 
to do their full service to the prior; otherwise he may take their lands and tenures into his 
hand and that of the King. All his property is to be quit of shires and hundreds, gelds and 
aids, and all other dues except murdrum and latrocinium. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Sahsbury. [1109-13.] 

[Hale, Reg. Prior. B.M. Wigoni, 306.] Farrer, Itin. 290a. 

Thomas died 4 Oct. 1113. If we may assume that Roger d'Abitot was exiled in 1 1 10, the probable date 
would be the spring of that year. 

941. 1110, May 17. Dover 

Convention between Henry I and Robert Count of Flanders: That the King shall give 
the count 400 silver marks and the Count shall find 500 knights for the King's service saving 
his fealty to Louis, King of France. 

Witnesses: On the King's part: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John of Bayeux, chaplain; Count 
Eustace [of Boulogne]; Robert de Belesme; William de Warenne; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Hamo 
Dapifer; Ranulf Meschines; Gilbert fitz Richard. On the Count's part: Robert de Bethune; 
William Castellan of St. Omer; Walter Castellan of Bruges; Froald de Berghes; Roger 
Castellan of Lille. Hostages for the King (in addition to some of the witnesses): Mannasses 
de Guines (Chines); Robert de Bethune; Henry Count of Eu; Roger fitz Richard; Simon 
de Moulins (Molino). 

[P.R.O., Diplomatic Documents (Exch. T.R.) [E. 30], No. 1 (original); Misc. Book (Exch. K.R.) 12, f. 86- 
13(2 (copy). Foedera, i. 6; Heame, Lib. Nig. 16.] Farrer, Itin. 257. 

On the date see Lappenberg, ii. 241, and the reference in No. 948, 'ad pentecosten quando rex reversus est 
a Dovera post colloquium sui et Roberti comitis Flendrensis'. 

942. [1110?] Canterbury 

Precept by Henry I to Robert fitz Richard: Forbidding him to interfere without special 
orders, or through the monks of St. Martin's, Battle, with their land of Alciston, for assize 
or tallage (neque de incisione neque de taillio), and particularly as regards the aid. 

Witnesses omitted. 

[Copy in Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 13.] 

Possibly on the way to or from Dover. 

943. [1110, May?] Canterbury 

Notification by Henry to Hamo Dapifer and all his barons of Kent: That he has granted 
to Ralph Bp. of Rochester and Avice Abbess of Mailing the right of warren in wood and 
field over their land at Mailing; their warrens are in the King's protection even as his own. 

Witness: Grimbald the physician. [1108-14.] 

[Chart. R. 21 Ed. Ill, m. 12, No. 22 (inspe.ximus). Cal. Chart. R. v. 56.] Farrer, Itin. 258. 

Avice was appointed abbess by Gundulf (jVfo/;. iii. 381). 



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944. 1110, May 29. Whitsuntide, Windsor 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That Hugh Abbot of St. Augustine's has 
made good his claim in the King's court to his lands of Ripple and [West] Langdon, against 
Manasser Arsic. 

'Hoc dirationatum fuit apud Londoniam in Rogationibus' (16-18 May). 

'In anno quo rex dedit filiam suam imperatori.' 

Witnesses: The Bp. of Lincoln; The Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. D. X, ff. 64 and 283; Jul. D. II, ff. 87v° (168), gTv" (240); Trin. Hall, 
Camb. MS. fo. 69(168);ChartR. 20Ed. II, No. 6;36Ed. Ill, No. 3;8Hen. IV, No. 1; Pat. R. 2 Hen. 
VI, pt. 3, m. 5; 4 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 98v° (from iiispeximus 20 Ed. II). 
Hist. Mon. Sr. Aug., Cant. 362; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 108.] Farrer, Itin. 261. 

945. 1110, May 29. Windsor. 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and Hugh de Bocland and the King's 
lieges, French and Enghsh, of Herts. : That the King has granted to the church of Ely and 
Bp. Hervey the manor of Hadham which Ranulf Bp. of Durham illegally detained. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
William Bp. of Exeter; Robert Bp. of Chester; John Bp. of Bath; Ralph Bp. of Rochester; 
Ranulf the chancellor; R[obert] Count of Meulan; G[ilbert] de I'Aigle; W[iniam] de Albini; 
H[amo] Dapifer; Nigel de Albini; Hasculf de Sancto Jacobo; Alan fitz Flaald; Halnald 
{HanaV) de Bidun {Bitm).^ 

' In Pentecoste in anno in quo fiha Regis data est imperatori. ' 

[Copies in Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, fo. 79v°; Cotton MS. Tit. A. I, fo. 32v''. J. Bentham, Hist, of Ely 
(1771), App. 17*.] Farrer, Itin. 260. 

Bentham's te.\t collated with Cotton MS. Tit. A. I. 

^ For Halnald de Bidun see Farrer, Honours and Knights' Fees, i. 1-19. 

946. [1110, May 29?] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Bp. [of Salisbury], H[erbert] the chamberlain, and Ralph 
de Belfou and the collectors [of the aid] : That the manor of Thorp which the King gave to 
the Bp. Herbert [of Norwich] be quit of scots and gelds as in the times of William I, William 
II, and the King, and is not on account of the payment for aid for the King's daughter to 
be subject to any new custom but is to be free as in the charters which the Bp. has. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. Per Everard (Eun"), son of the earl. 

[Copies in D. and C. of Norwich, Reg. i, fo. 53; ii, fo. 25 (bis); iii, fo. 55.] 

Compare No. 947. 

947. [1110, May 29.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to William de Pont de I'Arche the sheriff, and Herbert the cham- 
berlain and Henry de Port and all his lieges of England : That he has granted to St. Peter and 
St. Swithun of the Old Minster and to William Giffard the bp. and to the monks there, a 
fair at the church of St. Giles on the eastern hill of Winchester; and all the royal rents and 
rights of justice (justitias) in the city of Winchester for eight days; viz. the three days which 
WilHam II granted, and for five more; the latter in exchange for the land which the King 
has given from the lands of the see to Geoffrey Abbot of Winchester, viz. the new site for 
his church outside the North Gate. All who resort to the fair are to have the King's firm 
peace. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert 
de I'Aigle; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini. 

[Chart. R. 10 Ed. II, m. 4, No. 3 (Inspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. iii. 351.] Farrer, //;/;. 262. 

'Hoc donum confirmatum est apud Windresore ad pentecosten quando rex reversus est a Dovera post 
colloquium sui et Roberti comitis Flandrensis.' Count Robert died in 1111. Ranulf the chancellor 
gives the superior limit 1 107. The only one of these years in which Pentecost was kept at Windsor was 
1110. 

948. [1110, May 29.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to William de Pont de I'Arche, Sheriff of Southampton and Wilts., 
Herbert [the chamberlain], and Henry de Port and all his lieges of England: That he has 



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confirmed the gift of Geoffrey prior, and the convent of Winchester to Walter de Combe, 
his heirs and assigns, of the land of Buttermere [Wilts.] at a rent of 6O5. a year, with right of 
re-entry in default of payment. 

Witnesses: William Giffard, Bp. of Winchester ; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of 
Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 15350, fo. HOV (copy, a late addition). E.H.R. .xxxv. 392 (xxv).] 

'Quod donum confirmavi rogatione Willelmi Gyffard, Wyntoniensis episcopi apud Wyndeshores ad Pente- 
costem quando reversus sum a Dovera post colloquium habitum cum Roberto comite Flandrensi.' 

Probably adapted from the charter for St. Giles's fair (No. 947). 

949. [1110, c. May 29.] Reading 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has given to St. Peter's of the Old 
Minster and William Giffard, Bp., a fair on St. Giles's Day, lasting eight days with his peace 
on all frequenting it. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; 
Gilbert de I'Aigle; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. Mv" (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 391 (xxiv).] 

Approximately of the same date as No. 947 of which it may be a 'portable' version. 

950. 1 1 10, July 5. Stamford 

Confirmation by Henry I to the church of Fecamp: Of a grant made by Manasses Arsic 
and his wife at Cogges, 3 Nov. 1 103. 

'Hec omnia ego Henricus gratia dei Rex Anglorum et Princeps Normannorum concede 
immunia ab omni exactione seculari et crucis Christi caractere confirmo + ac sigilli mei 
impressione corroboro.'^ 

Signa: King Henry; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf- the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle; 
William de Tancarville; Eudes^ son of Hubert, the seneschal; Ex parte Sanctae Trinitatis, 
William, son of Gerard and Ingelram the seneschal. 

[Copies in Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], 18 (S), No. 9; Cart, of Fecamp (Arch, of Seine-Inferieure), fo. 16 
(witnessing clause only and first 3 witnesses). Monasr. vi. 1003; Round, C.D.F. 41 (No. 121) (witnesses 
only).] Farrer, ///;;. 76, 265. 
'Hoc autem factum est apud Stanfort, tertio nonas Julii, MCX ab incamatione Domini.' 
' The cartulary omits the immunia clause. 
' Cart. Fecamp 'Reginald'. ' Monasticon 'Ludovicus'. 

951. [1110, Julys?] Stamford 

Precept by Henry I to John Bp. of Lisieux and Roger de Mandeville and William, son 
of Ansger: To cause Richard Bp. of Bayeux to have the justice over his diocese and his 
tenants as well and freely as Bp. Odo had them ; and so, too, with all his lands and men and 
customs. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. [1107-22.] 

[Bayeux, Cath. Lib., Black Book of Bayeux, No. 29 (copy); Bourrienne, Cart. Aiitiq. Ecclesiae Baiocensis, 

i. 36; D'Anisy, Catalogue, ii. 440 (abstract).] Farrer, Iliii. 265. 
William fitz Ansgar was dead before 1122 (Haskins, Norm. Just. 98, n. 48). This charter was probably 

issued early in Richard's episcopate. 

952. [1 109, Aug. 5-1110, Aug. 4.] Sutton [Courtenay] 

Record of the establishment by Abbot Faritius and the monks of Abingdon, in full county 
court before Hugh [de Bocland], sheriff of Berks, and seven other counties and the men of 
three counties [Oxford, Berks., and Bucks. ?], of their right to hold Culham [co. Oxford] free 
of all custom, especially from the taking of turves for the use of the mill at Sutton and the 
King's fishery there. The offence being afterwards secretly repeated damages were recovered 
in the hundred-court of Sutton at the bidding of Hugh de Bocland, Sheriff. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 149; C. IX, fo. 155. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 117; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 101.] 
'Anno decimo Henrici regis.' 

953. 1110. Bramptoni 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Gilbert the sheriff, and to his lieges 

' Ramsey Chron. (221) Brancaster. 



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and merchants of England: Granting to St. Benedict of Ramsey and St. Ives of Slepe, a fair 
from Wednesday in Easter week to the following Wednesday with sac and soc, toll and team 
and infangthief, &c. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Count of Meulan; Hamo Dapifer; Gilbert the 
sheriff; William of Houghton. 

Dated 'in the year in which the King gave his daughter to the emperor'. 

[P.R.O. Ancient Deeds A IE. 40] 14406 (original); copies in P.R.O. Ramsey Cart. ff. 55v° and 144v°; 

Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, fo. \2b; Chiart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 6; Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333. Ramsey Cart. i. 240; 

ii. 101 (from an inspeximus of 1334). Monasl. ii. 564; Ramsey Chioii. 221, 265.] Farrer, Irin. 267 and 268. 

In Ramsey Carl., i. 148, Ranulf the chancellor, Simon the earl, and Robert replace Hamo Dapifer as 

witnesses. William of Houghton appears as William the King's chamberlain. 

954. [1110?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to R[alph] de Bellafago and R. Passelewe and the justiciars of Norfolk : 
That Saint Benedict of Ramsey have his sac and soc and jetsam at Brancaster, as Abbot 
Ailsi^ proved his right to them; and that the men of the place be in peace and respite de 
placito crassi piscis until the abbot and W. de Albini can be there. 

Witness: W[illiam] de Houghton. [1 107-1 1.] 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. (R.S.), 228.] 

' See Reg. i, Nos. 177 and 373. As Roger Bigod is not mentioned this is probably after his death. 

955. [1110?] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to Ranulf Bp. of Durham and Aluric and Liulf the sheriffs and 
all his barons of Northumberland: That he has given to St. Alban and St. Oswin [of Tyne- 
mouth] all the land and service of Graffard, namely Monkseaton, Whitley, and Seghill and 
a toft in Newcastle; to be held by the abbot and monks with sac and soc, toll and team and 
infangthief and other customs as honourably as they hold their other lands. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. [1107-16.] 
[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI. (Reg. of St. Albans), ff. 1156, 117 (copy); Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 79; Bodl. Dods- 
worth MS. 78 (transcripts). Gibson, Tynemouth Priory, ii, App. ,xiv; Hist. Northumberland, Lx. 54 n.] 
Farrer, Jtin. 272. 

956. 1110. Romsey 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh de Bocland, Sheriff and 
all the barons of Berkshire : That he has granted to St. Mary of Abingdon of two hides of land 
in Benham [in Welford] formerly held by Walter son of Jocelin de la Riviere, from Hum- 
phrey de Bohun who gave them. 

Witnesses: Walter de Mayenne (Meciuana); Guy ( Widoiie) de Clermont; Ralph de Tosni 
(Todeneio); Drew de Moncei; Luhell de Brielual; Richard de Meri; William de Albini; 
Robert de Dunstanville; Ared the Falconer; Patrick de Chaources (Cadurcis). 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 147; C. IX, fo. 153v°; Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 107.] Farrer, 
Itin. 250. 

Dated 'in anno quando Rex dedit filiam suam Imperatori'. 

957. [1110?] Romsey 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland [Sheriff of Bedfordshire]: 'Fac sedere comitatum 
de Bedefordeschire et fac recognosci divisiones abbatis de Rameseia quae sunt inter Wimun- 
desle [Wyrnondley, co. Herts.] et inter Schitlingdone [Shillington, co. Beds.] et fac ipsi abbati 
plenum rectum de molino quod ibi noviter factum est et ita ne rectum meum inde amittam. ' 

Witnesses: William de Albini; Per. Humphrey Bigod. [1 100-15.] 

[P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163], I. 28 (Ramsey Cart.), fo. 57; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). 
Ramsey Chron. 230; Ramsey Cart. i. 246.] Farrer, Itin. 304. 

958. 1110. Woodstock (Apud Wdestoca in parco). 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh de Bocland, [Sheriff of Berk- 
shire] and the lieges of Berkshire: Of a grant to God and St. Mary of Abingdon, of a mill 
called Henora on the Ock (in the manor of Sutton) 'ad opus eleemosynae ipsius ecclesiae'. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John Bp. of Bath; William 



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de Curci; William de Albini, pincema; Nigel de Oilli; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; Ralph 
Basset; Hugh de Bocland; Walter de Gloucester; Geoffrey de Clinton. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. m\°\ C. IX, fo. 146. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 64.] Fairer, 
Itin. 273. 

Dated 'in anno quo rex filiam suam Romano Imperatori dedit'. 

959. [1110?] Cornbury 

Notification by Henry I to R[oger] Bp. [of Salisbury], Herbert the chamberlain (cawerano), 
and Hugh de Bocland: That he quitclaims the five hides in Littleworth (Wrtha) [in Faring- 
don, Berks.], held in alms by Faritius Abbot of Abingdon, of all burdens (rebus), and spe- 
cially of the aid granted by the barons, confirming the quitclaim in his previous writ. 
Witnesses: Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; William de Curci; Nigel d'Oilli. [1 102-16.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. HSV"; C. IX, fo. I54v°. Hisl. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 113.] 

Farrer, Ilin. 274. 
The reference is presumably to the aid of 11 10 (Henry of Huntingdon Hist. Angl. (R.S.), p. 237). This 
writ is subsequent to No. 722. 

960. [1110?] Cornbury 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and H[ugh] de Bocland and his barons 
of Bedfordshire: That he has confirmed to the monks of St. Pierre de la Couture [Le Mans], 
the church of Toddington (Dodingetona) given them by Patrick de Chaources (Cadurcis), 
with its tithe, and with the land of which they were seised by Patrick's gift. 

Witness: W[illiam] de Albini. [1100-15.] 

[Bibliothdque du Mans, Cart, de la Couture, fo. 27v°. Cartulaire des Abbayes de St. Pierre de la Couture 
et de St. Pierre de Solesmes (1881), 49, No. 43; Round, C.D.F. 364 (No. 1035) (calendared).] 

G. H. Fowler, Dunstable Cart., n. 243, gives 1105-7 as the probable date. 

961. [1110?] Cornbury 

Precept by Henry I to Nigel d' Oilli [Constable], 'et omnibus venatoribus et marescalcis 
suis de curia': That none of them take up their lodging in Wheatley [co. Oxon.] {Wateleid), 
the land of St. Mary of Abingdon 'quia clamo cam quietam de hostagio pro anima patris 
mei et matris meae'. 
Witnesses: Grimbald the physician; Ared the Falconer. [1100-15.] 
[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 14Iv°; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon (R.S.), ii. 81.] 

962. [1110?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to sheriffs and officials (ministris) : That the monks of Bermondsey 
hold their lands and men free of the present {isto) scot and all other scots and gelds and aids, 
&c., and have their own court; and that no man do them any wrong. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Robert Count of Meulan; 
Henry Earl of Warwick; Eudo Dapifer. [1 107-16.] 
[Chart. R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 57 (Jnspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. iv. 182.] 

963. [1110.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to the Barons of the Exchequer: The King does not wish that the 
land of St. Mary of Lincoln should be subject to custom {sit in consuetudine) on account of 
the aid which he had thence on account of his daughter but shall be quit as William I 
commanded. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor. [1 1 10-23.] 
[Copies in Lincoln Cath., Reg. A. i. 4, fo. 5d, No. x.xxii; Reg. No. 18. Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 32.] 
Farrer, Itin. 256a. 

964. [1110?] 'Peri' [Waterperry, CO. Oxon.?] 

Precept by Henry to Osbert Sheriff of Lincoln and Picot [Son of Colsuen] and Alan [of 
Lincoln]: Commanding that Welton [near Lincoln] be quit from all gelds and customs as 
in the time of the King's father and brother and in particular from the aid now being 
collected, because it was the alms of the King's father and brother. 
Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1106-15.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i.I (Reg. Antiquiss.) fo. 5, No. 30; Reg. Superant. No. 9; Reg. No. 15; 
Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI. (T. Id, Ud; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3. Monast. viii. 1273 (No. x.\viii); 
Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 30.] Farrer, Itin. 259. 



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965. [1110.] 'Peri' [Waterperry, Co. Oxon.?] 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert Sheriff of Lincolnshire: To cause Hugh the canon to have 
the land of Hundon [in Caistor, co. Lincoln] which the men of Roger the Poitevin hold, 
if it pertains to the alms of the King's father, namely to the church of Caistor. Let Osbert 
see to it that the King hears no further complaints. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1106-15.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. Id, No. 50; Reg. Superant. No. 21. Foster, Reg. Antiq. No. 50.] 
Farrer, Itin. 259a. 

966. [1110?] Wabridge forest ( Wardeberg nemus) 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln (Nichol'), Simon Earl [of Hunting- 
don], Gilbert the sheriff, and all of Huntingdonshire: That he has made an agreement be- 
tween Aldwin Abbot of Ramsey and William of Lincoln (Nicholiensis) his Chaplain, as to 
the land of Stukeley. William is to have it for his life, and render the accustomed service, 
and after his death the Abbot and monks of Ramsey are to have it. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; W[illiam] de Curci; Roger d'Oilli; W[illiam] the 
chamberlain, of Houghton; Ailric the monk; Reinald the monk; Ingram de Eu (Ou); Guy 
( Wido), Dapifer of Bp. Herbert. [1 107-1 1 .] 

[P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163], I. 28. f.; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. (Ramsey Cart.) i. 236; Chron. 
Abb. Ramseiensis, 215.] Farrer, Itin. 217. 

967. [1110?] Wahndge [orest {Nemus Wardberga) 

Notification by Henry I to Bp. R[obert] and Earl Simon and Gilbert the Sheriff [of Hun- 
tingdon] and the men, English and French, of Huntingdon: That he has made an agreement 
between his dispenser, William, and Abbot Aldwin respecting the land of Ellington {Elin- 
tune) that William shall hold it as long as he lives and do what service pertains to so much 
land of the abbey; after the death of William all the demesne of that manor shall return to 
the monks, for their food {ad victwn) and his heirs shall only retain so much of land in fee 
as William found in that manor {quantum feodi WilleUnus invenit in manerio illo). 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; W. de Curci; Roger d' Oilli; William de Houghton, 
chamberlain; Ailric the monk; Reinald the monk; Ingelrann de Ou; Wido Dapifer of Bp. 
Herbert. [1107-11.] 

[B.M. Add. Chart. 33250 (original); P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] I. 28, fo. 55; Bodl. Rawl. MS. 
B. 333 (copies). Ramsey Chron. 215; Ramsey Cart. i. 237.] Farrer, Itin. 216. 

968. [11107] 

Precept by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. [of Lincoln] and 0[sbert] the sheriff and Ranulf 
Meschin and the barons, &c., of Lincolnshire: That the land of Willoughton {Wilintona) 
belonging to St. Nicholas [of Spalding] shall be quit of all pleas and plaints and other bur- 
dens, except latrocinium, murdrum, and this present geld. No one is to do the monks of the 
saint any wrong in contravention of this privilege, and the persons addressed are to protect 
them. The monks are not to attend shire-courts or hundred-courts until {donee} the King 
commands their attendance. [1100-16.] 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 35296, fo. 90 (Spalding Cart.); Harl. MS. 742 (continuation of Cart.), fo. 265.] 

969. [1110?] 

Notitia That Henry I commanded inquiry to be made by the oath of his burgesses what 
King Edward had in his demesne at Winchester. This oath was then taken, by 86 of the 
better burgesses of Winchester, in the presence of Bp. William [of Winchester], Herbert the 
chamberlain, Ralph Basset, Geoffrey Ridel and William de Pont de I'Arche. [1100-20.] 

[London: Soc. of Antiquaries MS. 154 (Liber Wintoniae), fo. 1. Doomsday Book, iv. 531; Hall, Formula 
Book of Legal Records, 31.] 

The names of the commissioners (as well as the terms of No. 947) suggest 1 1 10 as a probable date. 

970. [1102-10.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and William the Sheriff, and all of Oxford- 
shire: That he has granted to the church and monks of St. Mary's, Abingdon a meadow 
called Kingsmead, which the men of Hinksey have been accustomed to hold at farm 

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from Tillinc to be held for ever at a rent of 20^. a year, paying no other custom and using it 
as they please. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Hamo Dapifer; William de 
Curci; William Sheriff of Oxfordshire; Theowulf {Teoldf the chaplain; Ralph Basset; 
Alfred de Lincoln. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Canae Antiquae [C. 52], 22 (X) 8; Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 138; C. IX, fo. 146v°; 

Hisl. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 66.] Farrer, Itin. 247. 
William had been succeeded by Thomas de Sancto Johanne in 1110 at latest. 

' The Cartularies read 'Hoeldo'. 

971. [1108-10.] Westminster 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Walter son of Edward and 
all the barons, Humphrey de Bohun and all the King's ministers of Wiltshire and Malmes- 
bury: That she has conceded to St. Aldhelm in augmentation of the [Malmesbury] fair, 3 
days in addition to the 5 which the monks formerly had,i to wit, 3 days before the feast day, 
the feast day itself, and 4 days after the feast day. 

Witnesses: Richard Bp. of London; Bernard the [Queen's] chancellor; WiUiam de Curci; 
Ald[win] the chamberlain (Corner'). 

[Lansdowne MS. 417, fo. 23v° (copy). Registrum Malmesburieiise (R.S.), i. 329.] Farrer, Itin. 296. 

' See No. 494. 

972. [1108-1111, Aug. 4.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London, Hugh de Bocland, and all his barons, 

French and English, of London and Middlesex: That he has given to St. Mary of Abingdon 

and Abbot Faritius one messuage {unam mansam terrae) which belonged to Aldwine in South 

Street near to the house (hospitium) of the said abbot. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Otuer fitz Count; Grimbald the 

physician; Walter de Beauchamp. 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140v°; C. IX, fo. 148. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 75.] Farrer, 

Itin. 280. 
This must be earlier than No. 982 assigned to 1111. 

973. [1111, Feb. 15-Apr. 2.] 'In quadragesima'. Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Thomas de Sancto Johanne and 
all his barons, &c., of Oxfordshire: Of a confirmation to St. Mary of Abingdon of the hide 
of land in Fencote which Adehna de Ivry gave them and her daughter AUce (Adeliza) 
confirmed. 

Witnesses: Nigel de Oilli; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; Hugh de Envermeu; Geoffrey 
fitz Payn; Geoffrey de Mandeville; Roger d' Oilli; Robert de Dunstanville; Ralph de 
Angervilla. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 139v°; C. IX, fo. 146v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 73; Kennett, 

Parochial Antiquities, i, 110.] Farrer, Itin. 316. 
Adeline's gift was on 28 Aug. 1110 (ii. 72) and she died after the turn of the year. At her funeral her 
daughter confirmed the gift in the 1 1th year of Henry I (i.e. before 5 Aug. 1111). It is more probable 
that the confirmation was issued in 1111, when Thomas de Sancto Johanne and Richard de Monte 
appear to have been joint sheriffs, than after the King's return from Normandy. Thomas and Richard 
are mentioned as sheriffs in the account of the recovery by Abingdon of a toll of herrings payable by 
Oxford ships (Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 119-20, and Farrer, Itin., No. 286). 

974. [1111, before Apr. 2 ?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Jordan de Sackvill (Saccevilla) : ' Ut plenum rectum facias Faritio 
abbati et ecclesiae de Abbendonia de terra quam abstulisti eis, quam Radulfus de Cais- 
nesham dedit ecclesiae in eleemosyna; et nisi sine mora feceris, praecipio quod Walterus 
Giffard faciat, et si ipse non fecerit, Hugo de Bochelanda facial, ne inde clamorem audiam 
pro recti penuria.' 

Witness : Geoffrey de Mandeville. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142; C. IX, fo. 149^. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 85; Bigelow 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 99.] Farrer, Itin. 318. 

On the date see Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 38 (note). (This applies also to Nos. 973 and 10(X).) 



HENRY I 99 

Round's dating is a general one for the group. It is, however, probable that this Geoffrey is not the 
father of William de Mandeville, but Geoffrey de Mandeville of Marshwood. We are indebted to the 
late Mr. Lewis Loyd for this suggestion. This writ is an early example of the 'writ of right'. See M. M. 
Bigelow, History of Procedure in England (1880), p. 158. See also No. 979. 

975. [1111, before Apr. 2?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh [of Leicester] Sheriff [of Northampton], Geoffrey Ridel, 
and Aubrey [de Vere], Chamberlain: If the Abbot of Thorney can show that he has not 
failed to do justice (defecisse de recto) to his man, Robert, and Robert's father, the plea 
as to the land and corn {annona) of Charwelton (Cealewetond) shall be held in the abbot's 
court. For the insult (verecundid) done by Robert to Osbert the monk against the King's 
peace and writ, they shall themselves do right when the abbot chooses to plead. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Sahsbury. [1107-11.] 

Great Seal of Henry I (probably the third). 

[Burghley House Chart, (original). Stenton, Northamptonshire Chart.. 12 (facs.).] 

This suit took place under Abbot Gunter and therefore before Henry I's departure to Normandy in 1 1 1 1 . 
This and No. 997, if they could be exactly dated, would probably fix the date at which the fourth great 
seal came into use. 

976. [1111, before Apr. 2?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to all sherifTs in whose shires Bp. Samson [of Worcester] has lands, 
and to the collectors of geld {et coll') : That the lands named below geld along with the lands 
of the said bp. and follow their own hundreds. In Gloucestershire, in Bernintreu [i.e. Hen- 
bury] hundred, five hides which Osbert Giffard held, and three hides and a half in Compton 
Greenfield {Cuntona) which Gilbert fitz Turold held. In Wacrecumba [Bradley] hundred, 
four hides and a half in Dowdeswell and 'Peclesword' which Robert held, and ten hides 
in Aston [Somerville] which Drogo held. In Tibaldstone hundred, seven hides in [Bishop's] 
Cleeve and Stoke [Archer] which Bernard and Ranald held. In Worcestershire, in Oswald- 
slow hundred, one hide in Grimley called Kenswick (Chenitwic), which Robert the dispenser 
held. In Warwickshire, in Pathlow (Patelau) hundred, one hide in 'Lacheam'^ (? Loxley); 
in Marton {Meretond) hundred, two hides and a half in Flecknoe; because the King's book 
{cartd)^ at Winchester testifies it. The same Carta^ testifies that they are lands of St. Mary 
of Worcester. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. [1102-11.] 

p. and C. Worcs. Reg. i, fo. 4v° (copy). W. Thomas, A Survey of the Cath. Church of Worcester (1736), 
App. p. 4.] 

' D.B. reads Lachesham. 

' The reference to it as 'Carta regis' has been thought to imply that the returns had not yet been digested 
into their present form as vol. i of Domesday Book. Compare, however. No. 1000 which speaks of 'Liber de 
Thesauro' and No. 1887 (Heming's Cartulary, i. 298) which speaks of 'Carta mea Wintonie de thesauro meo'. 

977. [1111, Lent?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Abp. Thomas and Nigel de Albini and Osbert the sheriff and 
all the barons and lieges of Yorkshire: That he has granted to Robert Bp. of Lincoln the 
churches of three manors, to wit, Coxwold, Kirkby Moorside, and Hovingham [co. York]. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1108-Feb. 1114.] 

[Copies in D. and C. Lincoln, Reg. A. i. 4; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 6. Monast. viii. 1272, (xvii); 
Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 19. Clay, E.Y.C. ix. No. 3.] Farrer, Itin. 245. 

Robert d'Estouteville had granted the tithes of these churches in his demesne to St. Mary's, York (Farrer, 
E.Y.C. i. 272). See No. 844. It seems probable that these churches had been forfeited by Robert on 
account of his adherence to Robert Duke of Normandy in 1 106. The gift to Bp. Robert Bloet was pre- 
sumably for life since the churches were afterwards in the possession of Roger de Mowbray who gave 
them to Newburgh Priory, founded by him in 1 145. The Stutevilles (as appears by the Byland chronicle 
[Monast. v. 346 (ii)]) endeavoured to recover their property in Coxwold without success. 

978. [1111, Lent?] Woodstock 

Mandate by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and the sheriffs and the King's ministers of 
Lincoln, Leicester, and Northampton: That St. German of Selby and his men of Crowle 



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[Line] and Stallingborough [Line] and Stamford have toll and team, &c., as St. Peter of 
York has them. 

Witness: Thomas Abp. of York. [1108-Feb. 1114.] 

[Copies in Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 14; P.R.O. Exch. Transcripts [E. 132], No. 3 (mutilated). J. T. 
Fowler, Selby Gaucher Book, i, 23; Farrer, E.Y.C, No. 476.] 

979. [llll,before Aug. 4?] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to Walter Giffard and his mother Agnes: To do (teneas) full right to 
Abbot Faritius of Abingdon concerning the land which Ralph de Caisneham with their per- 
mission gave to Abingdon and of which the church was duly seised. 
Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-17.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142v°; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 85; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 99.] Farrer, Itin. 314. 
This writ is subsequent to No. 974. On the defendant's neglect to do right, his lord is commanded to en- 
force it in his court. 

980. [1108-Aug. 4, 1111.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to R. Bp. of London, Hugh de Bocland, and all his barons and 
lieges of London and Middlesex : That he has granted to the church of St. Mary of Abingdon 
and Abbot Faritius the perpetual possession of his house {hospitia) in Westminster Street, 
London, with all appurtenances quit in all respects as the church held them in the time of the 
King's father and brother. 

Witnesses: Grimbald the physician; Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140; C. IX. fo. 148. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 75.] Farrer, 
////;. 281. 

This confirmation must be prior to Nos. 972 and 982 which deal with property acquired subsequently. 

981. 1111 [Mar. 25-Aug. 4.] Reading 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : Granting to St. Mary of Abingdon and St. 
Andrew of the daughter church of Colne, the gifts of Aubrey de Vere and his wife, Beatrice, 
and their son Aubrey and his brothers and their men, made to that church, including the 
churches of St. Andrew, Colne, and Dovercourt [Essex], [Castle] Camps [Cambs.], [Great] 
Bentley and Beauchamp [Walter] [Essex]. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John of Bayeux; Gilbert the chaplain; Geoffrey of 

Dives; Hamo Dapifer; Ranulf Meschin; William Peverel of Nottingham; Hugh de Bocland. 

[Copies in CoUon MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 136, C. IX, fo. 144^; Vesp. B. XV, fo. 59; B.M. Add. MS. 

5860, fos. 216-17 (transcript); Colne Priory Cartulary (Essex Record Office), ff. 1 and 3 (incomplete). 

Monast. iv. 100 (v); Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 57; Fisher, Cartularium Prioratus de Colne, 1-3.] 

Farrer, Itin. 287. 

'haec donationum concessio facta est a serenissimo rege Anglorum Henrico anno Dominicae incarnationis 

Mcxi, indictione quarta, anno vero regni sui undecimo coram his testibus — ' 
The two versions derived from the Colne Priory Cartulary (in B.M. Add. MS. 5860 and Cotton MS. 
Vesp. B. XV) omit the dating clause and substitute a confirmatory epilogue. Of these the first has the 
following witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John of Bayeux; Ranulf the chancellor; Everard the arch- 
deacon; Walter the archdeacon; William Peverel of Nottingham; Hugh de Bocland. This version (Cart. 
Prioratus de Colne, fo. I) is an addition of the 14th c. to the original cartulary (c. 1200). 

982. [1111, before Aug. 8.] Reading 

Precept by Henry to Hugh de Bocland and all his officials {ministris) of London and Rainer 
the reeve (praeposito): Commanding that Faritius Abbot of Abingdon hold the land which 
the King has given him to enlarge his lodging {quam accrevi ei ad hospitiuin suum) as freely 
as he gave it by his writ. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John of Bayeux, chaplain. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140v°; C. IX, fo. 148. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 76.] Farrer, 
Itin. 288. 

Subsequent to No. 972. Of even date with No. 981. 

983. [llll,before Aug. 8?] Newbury 

Precept by Henry I to Robert and Alvred, ministers of the count of Meulan, of ' Wellegrave ' : 
That they keep all the lands of the Abbot of Abingdon which are about them, and suffer no 



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one to do wrong there. He is at least to hold these lands as freely as when the manor of ' Welle- 
grave ' was in the king's hand, and his men are to be in peace and undisturbed (sine calumnia). 
Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux. [1107-16.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140v°; C. IX, fo. MSV. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 77.] Farrer, 

Itin. 289. 
The Count of Meulan must be Robert (ob. 1118) since only the Sturminster lands passed to Waleran. 
St. Albans had property at Wingrave (Bucks.), but the connexion with the Count is not clear. 

984. [1111?] Newbury 

Precept by Henry to Hugh de Bocland and his servants (ministris) of Berkshire : Forbidding 
that anyone take anything from the wood of the Abbot of Abingdon which belongs to his 
manor of Welford [Berks.] save with his leave. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1100-15.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 142; C. IX, fo. nQv". Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 83.] 
By 1115 Hugh had ceased to be Sheriff of Berks. 

985. [1111, before Aug. 8.] Newbury 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh of Leicester, sheriff, G[eoffrey] de Clinton, and Godfrey {sic) 
Ridel and his barons of Northamptonshire : That the monks of [St. Andrew of] Northampton 
are to hold their property as well and honourably as they did in the time of Earl Simon. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1 1 1 1 or 1 1 13.] 

[B.M. MS. Reg. II B. ix, fo. 19v<> (copy of 13th or early 14th c.).] 

Earl Simon was alive in Aug. 1111 (No. 940). Henry was abroad from Aug. 1111 to July 1113. Geoffrey 

Ridel was drowned in the White Ship. As Earl David is not addressed, this grant was probably made 

before Christmas 1113. 

986. [1111 before Aug. 8?] Newbury 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs and officials : That all the land and men of the monks 
of [St. Andrew of] Northampton are to be quit of shires and hundreds, and all pleas and 
plaints except murdrum and latrocinium. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. 

[B.M. MS. Reg. 1 1 B. ix, fo. 17v° (copy of I3th or early 14th c); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVU, fo. 17 (copy 
of 15th c.).] 

987. [1111, before Aug. 8.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Norwich, and his barons and lieges of Norfolk 
and Suffolk : That he has given to Robert fitz Walter and his heirs the land of Robert son 
of Rabel, of whomsoever held, particularly that of the Moor {Moray and Filby and land 
in Norwich. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Reyner {sic) the chancellor; Walter Archdeacon of 
Norwich ; the Masters {magistris) sons of John ; William de Houghton {Hottona) ; Richard 
son of Herman ; Ralf fitz Godric ; Ralf Passegodric {sic). 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Galba E. II, fo. 54 (Chartulary of St. Benet's, Hohne). West, St. Benet of Holme, 

i. 71 (No. 122).] Farrer, Iiin. 291. 
'Apud Wintoniam in transitu regis.' [1108-16.] 

As no sheriff is named it is possible that Robert was himself sheriff at this date. Henry was near Chichester 
when preparing to cross in 1 108 and at Westbourne in 1 1 14, so this was probably issued in 1111. Rabel 
artifex was the Domesday tenant (V.C.H. Norfolk, ii. 191). 

' West suggests Mousehold Heath; but the holding meant is more probably that in Freethorpe, Limpenhoe 
and Southwood known as the Soke of ' Mor' (Feudal Aids, iii. 418). 

988. 1111, Aug. 8. 'In transitu regis in Normanniam.' Bishop's Waltham 

Charter (beginning with the invocation, 'In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti, amen") 
by Henry I : Confirming to God and John Bp. of Bath, the city of Bath. ' Dono etiam hidagium 
quod exigebatur de xx hidis ad eandem urbem pertinentibus et omnia placita et leges et 
justitias et consuetudines omnino et adjutoria, et si qua sunt aha quae pater meus vel ego ipse 
habuimus in ea . . . ut sit rata et perpetua elemosina pro anima mea et conjugis meae ac 
fihorum meorum necnon patris ac matris fratrumque meorum.' 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; William Bp. of Exeter; 
Wilham Bp. of Winchester; Richard Bp. of London; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Reinelm Bp. of 



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Hereford; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux, chaplain; Everard; 
Bernard the chaplain; Grimbald the physician; Earl Simon; Stephen of Aumale; Hamo 
Dapifer; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Geoffrey de Mandeville ; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; William 
Peverel of Dover. 

[Copies in C.C.C.C. MS. cxi. 106; Wells Cath. 'Liber Albus', i, fo. 16; Harl. MS. 358, fo. 39; Egerton MS. 

3316, fo. 17. Chart. R. 18 Ed. II, No. 15: 6 Ed. Ill, No. 18. Hunt, Carl, of Bath Priory, 46 (calendared): 

Monast. ii. 267 (xii) (from Harl. MS., defective): Foedera, i. 8 (defective): Hist. MSS. Comm., Dean 

and Chapter of Wells Cath. i. 15 (calendared); Cal. Chart. R. iii. 471 (incomplete).] Farrer, Iiin. 292. 

'Hec carta confirmata fuit apud Waltham Wintoniensis episcopi a rege et regina anno ab incarnatione 

domini m°c°xi°vi° Idus Augusti in transitu regis in Normanniam anno xii° regni sui.' 
None of the copies mentioned above is complete or correct. 
The list of witnesses is obtained by collating the Foedera and Chart. R. texts. 

989. [1111, Aug. 8?] Waltham 

Precept by Henry I to Roger Bp. of SaUsbury, John Bp. of Bath, Robert de Gerreton' (?), 
sheriff, and all of Somerset: That his monks of Bath hold all their land of Corston as freely 
as under his ancestors, and as the charter of King Edwin attests, especially the lands previously 
held at rent (gablum) by Sweyn, John the knight, and an Englishman called Semer. 

Witness: Wilham de Tankerville {Tanclmrd' villa). [1 106-22.] 

[B.M. Egerton MS. 3316, fo. 24v<' (copy).] 

The del gratia in the style may be due to a copyist. The sheriff named is, however, otherwise unknown. 

990. [1111, Aug. 8?] Waltham 

Precept by Henry I [not styled rex] to Adam de Port and William fitz Norman and the 
royal foresters: That Bp. Reinhelm [of Hereford] shall have what is necessary to him in his 
forest beyond the Wye as his predecessors had them, and as the King commanded by a 
previous writ that he should have them. 

Witnesses; R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln. [1107-15] 

[Copies in Hereford Cath., Swinfield's Reg., fo. 156: Pat. R. 29 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 15^. Cal. Pat. R. 29 Ed. 
Ill, 195; W. W. Capes, Chart, of Hereford Cath. 3: Reg. R. de Swinfield, 50.] Farrer, Itin. 310. 

The bishops of Hereford, Lincoln, and Salisbury all attest No. 988. 

991. [1111], Aug. 13 Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I {dei gratia) to Hugh de Bocland, all of London and Middx., and 
generally: That he has given to St. Paul of London and Bp. Richard so much of the ditch 
(fossato) of the royal castle, on the side of the Thames to the south, as shall be needed for 
the use of the said church, and for making a road outside the wall; and on the other side of 
the church, to the north, so much of the said ditch as the bp. has destroyed. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle. 
[Copies in London Guildhall, Liber Cust., fo. 239a: St. Paul's, 'Liber Pilosus", fo. iiia (incomplete and 
omits witnesses); ibid. Ivia (with date and witnesses). Leiand, Collectanea, i (ii), 358 (incomplete): Riley, 
Mimimenta Gildhallae, ii (1), 340; Dugdale, St. Paul's, 197 (from 'Lib. Pil."); Gibbs, Early Charters, 
No. 28.] 
'In Natali S. Hippolyti Martiris.' 

The Guildhall copy and the 14th c. entry in 'Liber Pilosus' give the day of issue and the complete list of 
witnesses. These indications, when compared with the King's itinerary, give 1111 as the only possible 
year. Stow (i. 69) identifies the 'castle' with the site of the later Bridewell Palace, but Baynards Castle 
(which passed to Robert son of Richard about this time) seems more likely. 

992. [1111, Aug. 13?] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to T[homas?] Abp. of York, the sheriff, and all the King's barons 
and lieges of Yorkshire: That he has granted Reginald Belet in fee-farm, to him and his heirs, 
for WOs. per annum, eleven carucates and one bovate of land in Hutton Bushell (Hatona) 
and in Preston and thirteen bovates of land in Ebberston to be held as well as the King held 
them when they were in his hand. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Nigel de Albini; Robert de Brus. [1109-29.] 
[P.R.O. D. of L Misc. Bo. [D.L. 42] 1 (Great Coucher Book), i. 373 (copy): Pat. R. 51 Edw. 111. No. 20; 
8 Hen. IV, pt. I, m. 39 (enrolment of inspeximus). Cal. Pat. R. 1374-7, 451 ; Farrer, E. Y.C., No. 371.] 
Farrer, /tin. 340 
Farrer gives T[hurstan], and dates 1114, but the limits of date are the accession of Abp. Thomas and the 
death of Nigel de Albini. 



HENRY I 103 

993. [1111, Aug. 13?] Portsmouth 

Precept by Henry I to Aluric and Liulf, sheriffs [of Northumberland] : To do full right to 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham of the land of Ross [co. Northumb.]/ which Robert de Muschamp 
has seized as Ranulf has recovered it {diradonavit). If not Nigel de Albini and another justice 
shall do it. 
Whness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-16.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. SSV; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 
IV, fo. 59. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 54; Leland, Colled, ii. 389 (abridged); Raine, Hist, of North Durham, 
app. 129, No. Dccxxix (from Leland).] 

' Cf. No. 1001. 

994. [1111, Aug. 13?] Portsmouth 

Prohibition by Henry I to Robert fitz Richard and his men: None of them are to demand 

entertainment (hospitetur) on the land or in the houses of the Bp. of London and his canons 

and burgesses, until the question of their right to entertainment has been judicially decided. 

Witness: Robert Bp. of Lincoln. [1110-22.] 

[Copies in St. Paul's Cath. A. 69 (copy of charters of privilege, of 12th c); 'Liber Pilosus', fo. \8b (olim 

ilia). Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 30.] 
Robert fitz Richard received Baynard's Castle after the forfeiture of William Baynard in 1110 (Armitage 
Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 39). 

995. [1111, August 13?] Portsmouth! 

Notification by Henry I to Thomas Abp. of York, Osbert the Sheriff, Nigel de Albini, 
Aschetill de Bulmer, and all barons, ministers, &c., of Yorkshire: That William Abbot of 
Whitby, and the monks, have given the King, in their forests, all harts and hinds and swine, 
and the King has afforested them to himself and to his heirs. The abbot and monks are to 
hold all their woods and pastures for ever so freely that no royal minister intromit therewith. 
He also confirms the grants made by William and Alan de Percy as set forth in Alan's charter. 
St. Peter's Church, Hackness, is to have sac, soc, &c., provided that some monks of Whitby 
pray for the King and his heirs as they do at All Saints, Fishergate, in York. 

Witnesses: [William] Bp. of Exeter [only in Cartae Antiquae]; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; 
[Robert] Count of Meulan; Henry Earl of Warwick; Alan de Percy; Per Robert de Brus. 
[1109-14.] 

[Copies in Whitby Cart, (penes Sir C. Strickland [1879]), fo. 50; B.M. Add. MS. 4715, fo. 1626; Cartae 
Antiquae, 28 (24). Cart. Abbathiae de Whileby (Surtees, 1879), i. 155; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 865.] Farrer, 
hin. 240. 

^ The place of issue is only in Cart. Antiq. 28 (24). 

996. [1106-Aug. 1111.] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to Earl S[imon] and Hugh the Sheriff and the barons of Northamp- 
tonshire: That he has granted to St. Mary's Church at Lincoln and to Bp. Robert the church 
of Empingham [Rutl.] and those three bovates which Gilbert of Ghent added (crevit) in alms. 
If the Count of Eu has disseised him, then Aubrey [de Vere] the chamberlain {Monast. Abb' 
Camer'] is to reseise him. 

Witness: Osbert the sheriff [of Lincolnshire]. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Arch. Reg. A. i. 4, fo. 5d, No. xxxvi; Reg. Superant. 14; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. 
XVI, fo. 8. Monast. viii. 1273 (xxxiii) (from an inspeximus); Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 36.] Farrer, Ilin. 
219. 

Earl Simon died before 1113, probably 1111-12. Henry was in Normandy until 1113. 

997. [1107-Aug. 1111.] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh [of Leicester], Sheriff [of Northampton]: To cause the land of 
the Abbot of Thorney in Charwelton to be reseised of the corn and stock {annona et pecutia) 
of which the abbot's man Robert disseised it. And to cause what Suen, reeve of Fawsley 
(Fealeweslea), took thence to be restored. The lands of the abbot and his men are to be in 



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the King's peace and the men of Fawsley are to make no encroachment of meadow or corn 
under pain of forfeiture. 

Witness: The chancellor. 

Great Seal (probably fourth). 

[Burghley House Chart, (original); C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (x), v° (copy). Stenton, Northampton- 
shire Charters, \A(facs.).] Cf. No. 975. 

998. [1108-Aug. 1111.] Brill 

Notification by Henry I to Thomas Abp. of York and Samson Bp. [of Worcester] : That he 
has granted to Walter of Gloucester the land of the Canons of St. Oswald which is in front of 
the castle of Gloucester. Walter is to give the canons an exchange from the King's own land. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. 

Great Seal (much damaged) on strip. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Royal Chart. [D.L. 10], No. 2. Round, Ancient Chart. 4.] Farrer, Itin. 285. 
The date must be before the King's departure from England in Aug. 1111 and after the election of Abp. 
Thomas, who was present as 'elect of York' at the council of May 1 108 (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 193). 

999. [1107-11.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bloet, Bp. of Lincoln, and all the barons of Huntingdon- 
shire : That he has granted to St. Benedict of Ramsey and Abbot Aldwin, for ever, sac and soc, 
toll and team, infangthief and foresteal and blodwite and murder and treasure-trove and all 
other liberties pertaining to the Crown, in the land for one league (leugata) round the church 
of St. Benedict, and all other pleas pertaining to the Crown. And that league is to be quit for 
ever of views of forest and essarts and all other plaints. 

Witnesses: The Count of Meulan; William de Tancarville (Cane'). 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, fo. 13v° (copies). Ramsey Chron. 214; Monast. ii. 564 
(xviii) (from bad copy in Cotton MS.).] 

1000. [1111, Sept. 30?] Winchester 'in thesauro' 

Notification by Queen Matilda, [acting as justiciar], to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Thomas 
de Sancto Johanne [Sheriff of Oxfordshire] and all the barons, French and Enghsh, of Oxford- 
shire: That Abbot Faritius of Abingdon appeared at Winchester in the treasury, before her 
court and the court of her husband, and proved by Domesday Book (Liber de Thesauro) that 
his manor of Lewknor [co. Oxon.] owed nothing to the hundred of Pyrton (Peritona) but only 
to that of Lewknor : in the presence of Roger Bp. of Salisbury ; Robert Bp. of Lincoln ; Richard 
Bp. of London ; William de Curci ; Adam de Port ; Turstin the chaplain ; Walter of Gloucester ; 
Herbert the chamberlain; William d' Oilli; Geoffrey fitz Herbert; William de Anesy (Enesi); 
Ralph Basset; Geoffrey de Mandeville; Geoffrey Ridel; Walter, archdeacon of Oxford. 

Witnesses: R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; William de Curci; Adam de Port. 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 149; C. IX, fo. 155. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 1 16; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo- 
Norm. 100.] Farrer, Itin. 323. 

Thurstan became Abp. of York in 1 1 14. Henry was absent in Normandy 1111-13. This presumably took 
place at the Michaelmas or Easter session at the Exchequer. Thomas de Sancto Johanne was succeeded 
by Richard de Monte in 12 Hen. I. Both appear as sheriffs in 1 1 1 1 (Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 1 19-20). 

1001. [1111, Sept. 30?] Winchester 

Order by Matilda to Nigel de Albini : To do full right to Ranulf Bp. of Durham concerning 
the lands (and especially Ross), which Robert de Muschamp seized after the agreement made 
by Bp. William and Robert Earl of Northumberland. 
Witness : Waher of Gloucester. [ 1 1 07-1 6.] 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 37; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 85v°; Cotton MS. Claud. D. 
IV, fo. 59. Monast. i. 242 (imperfect); Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 54 (translation); Bigelow, Plac. Anglo- 
Norm. 137.] 
This appears to be closely consequent on No. 993 and issued by the Queen as regent. 

1002. [1111, after Aug. 13] 

Notitia (c. 1138) of a suit (presumably in the King's court at Rouen) by which Urso 
abbot of Jumieges recovered possession of the abbey's house at Rouen called Rainer's 



HENRY I 105 

Tower from Baldwin, son of a certain Clarus who had been allowed to occupy it at the time 
of the riots [in 1090]. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert Count of Meulan; 

William Earl Warenne; Gilbert de L'Aigle; William de Tancarville, chamberlain; William 

de Ferrers. 

[Arch. Dep. Seine-Inf. {fonds de Jiimieges) (original); transcript by Bigot in Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 

10055, fo. 84. Vernier, Charles de Jumieges, i. 157; E.H.R. xxiv. 212; Haskins, Norm. Inst. 91.1 Farrer, 

Itin. 293. 

1003. [1112, c. Nov. 4.] Varaville [Calvados] {Warrevilld) 

Precept by Henry I : That the chattels and property and food of Vitalis the hermit of 
Savigny and his companions are to be quit of toll and custom and passage, if their men can 
certify that the goods are for their use. The penalty for breach of this privilege is £10. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. 

[Mem. de la Soc. des Anliquaires de Normandie, xx. 256 (from the original).] Farrer, Iriii. 295a. 

Henry was at Boiineville-sur-Touques on 4 Nov. (Ord. Vit. Hist. Eccl. (ed. Prevost), iv. 305.) 

1004. 1112 

Notitia of the gift by Robert Count of Meulan to St. Mary's, Bee, with the consent of 
King Henry, of the manor of Chisenbury on the Avon (Avrum), for the souls of Wilham I 
and Matilda, for the welfare (salute) of Henry I and Matilda, his wife and children, for the 
souls of his own parents Roger and Adeline, the remission of the sins of himself and his wife 
Elizabeth and their children, and for the welfare of his brother Henry and his wife Margaret 
and their children. 

[Windsor, D. & C, Chart. R. (XI. G. 11) (13-c. copy): Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. lat. 13905, fo. 21v°; 12884, 
fo. 156 (transcripts). Chibnall, Select Documents, xiv (p. 9); Poree, Hist, de VAbbaye du Bee, i. 467 
(noticed).] 

'Ego Henricus rex Anglorum gratia dei concedo et signo et sigillo meo confirmo hanc elemosinam.' 

The form of the confirmation is suspect, but there is no reason to doubt its occurrence. 

1005. [1100-12] 

Notification by Henry I {rex Angliae) to S[amson] the Bp. and W[alter] of Gloucester: Of 
a confirmation to the church of Gloucester of a hide of land in Amney {AiJienel) and a 
tithe of the meadows of Kempsford (Kenemereforde) which Patrick de Chaworth {Cadurcis) 
has given. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 5^. Cart. Man. S. Petri, Glouc, i, 164.] 
The chronicle {Monast. i. 548 (xiii)) puts Patrick's gift of tithe of meadows in the abbacy of William who 
succeeded Peter (tl7 July 1113), and therefore after Bp. Samson's death. 

1006. [1100-12] 

Notification by Henry I (rex Angliae) to Samson Bp. of Worcester and Walter SherifiF 
of Gloucester and all the King's barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: Of a 
confirmation to St. Peter's, Gloucester, of the land in Broolcthorpe [co. Glos.] which Aline 
(Aelyna) wife of Roger de Ivry^ gave for the soul of William Rufus and for her own soul. 
Henry grants that the land shall be free from all service. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 10v°. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. i. 176.] 
' See ibid. ii. 19 'Sciatis Aelinam uxorem Rogerii de Jureio, meo concessu, dedisse ecclesiae S. Petri de 
Gloucestria et monachis terram illam quam habebat in Broctrop'. The chronicle (Monast. i. 544 (xiii) puts 
Aline's gift in the abbacy of Serlo (tl 104). 

1007. [1100-12] 

Notification by Henry I (rex Angliae) to Samson the bp. and Walter the sheriff and all 
the barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: Of a confirmation to St. Peter and the 
monks of Gloucester, of the half-hide of land which William de Bulleya gave and Ralph 
Blueth, his lord, has confirmed. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 22 (copy). Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. i. 203.] 

1008. [1100-12] 

Precept by Henry to Samson the Bp. of Worcester and Walter Sheriff of Gloucester and 
the barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: That the monks have a grove in the 



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King's Barton together with the land which he gave them in exchange for the site of his 
castle. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 78. Carl. Man. S. Petri, Glouc. i. 318.] 

The chronicle (Moiiast. i. 544 (.\iii)) places this in 1 109. 

1009. [1100-12] 

Notification by Henry I to Samson Bp. [of Worcester] and Walter Sheriff of Gloucester 
and the barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire : That he has confirmed to the monks 
of Gloucester all the land which Thomas de Sancto Johanne gave them in Winchcombe. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fol. 171. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Clone, ii. 162.] 

1010. [1108-12.] Oissel [Seine-lnf.] (O.iw/) 

Notification by Henry 1 to Richard Bp. of London and Hugh de Book (sic) and all of 
Essex: That he has granted to Helgot Abbot of St. Ouen at Rouen the manor of Fingringhoe 
(Fingrinhou) [co. Essex] and the land pertaining thereto; and forbids on pain of .£10 
forfeiture that any man hunt there without the abbot's licence. The manor is in the King's 
defence like his own warren. If anyone offends there, the persons addressed are to take from 
him the King's right, and cause the Abbot to have his right. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Richard the chaplain, keeper of the seal; WiUiam 
de Say. 

[P.R.O. Treas. of Receipt. Forest Proceedings (E. 32), roll, ii, m. 6 d. Morant, Esse.x, i. 415.] 

Helgot died 20 Nov. 1112 (Gall. Christ, xi). Heiuy was in Normandy July 1108-c. June 1109 and Aug. 
1111 to July 1113. Mersea Priory was a cell of St. Ouen. 

1011. [1103-12] 

Writ by Henry 1 to Samson Bp. of Worcester and Walter [Sheriff] of Gloucester and all 
his barons and officers, French and English, of Gloucestershire : Notifying that henceforth 
the 10 hides of the manor of Horsley [belonging to St. iVIartin of Troarn] are to acquit 
themselves for 7 hides. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. 

[Roll in Arch, of Calvados. Round, C.D.F. 168, No. 472 (calendared); D'Anisy, Catalogue, ii. 235 
(calendared incorrectly).] 

1012. [Sept. 1112-Jun. 1113.] 

Charter (embodying an older one which is now confirmed with modifications) by Henry I 
to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville: Consenting that it be made an abbey, confirming 
various gifts by William de Tancarville, his chamberlain, and others, and himself granting 
certain rents, &c., in England. 

Signa: Henry King of the English; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; John Bp. of Lisieux; Roger 
Bp. of Coutances; William [de Tancarville] the chamberlain; Rabel the son of the chamber- 
lain; Geoffrey fitz Payn; Edward of Salisbury. 

[Cart, of St. Georges, Boscherville, Rouen, Publ. Lib. Y. 52, fo. 58 (copy). Round, C.D.F. 66 (No. 196) 

(calendared).] Farrer, Iti/i. 341. 

'Anno ab incamatione domini m° c" xiiii" (sic), Epacta xx^ iii^. Indictione vi"." 

The year-date is presumably miscopied. as the epact and indiction are both for 1 112-13. 

1013. [1113] Feb. 11. Bee 

Notitia of the confirmation by Henry 1 of a charter of Hugh son of Gerard de Gournay 
to the abbey of Bee, confirming the gifts of his predecessors, and adding others, particularly 
Lessingham [co. Norf.]. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 13905, fo. 20 (transcript of original). Poree, Hist, de l\4bbaye dii Bee. i. 339, 
n. 4 and 465, n. 4 (notices).] Farrer, Itin. 297a. See also Haskins, Norm. Inst. 311. 

'Haec omnia concessit et sigillo suo firmavit Henricus rex Anglorum et dux Normannorum, iii Idus 
Februarii supradicti anni. Apud Beccum." 

Dom Jouvelin, the 18th-c. transcriber, says: 'Ce n'est encore qu'une notice, mais signee de Henry I" et 
de plusieurs seigneurs; le sceau y est encore attache et applique sur la charte meme sans autres lacs 
qu'une queue de la charte. Le sceau est de Henry I", dont il n'y est parle pourtant qu'd la troisifeme per- 
sonne.' Poree dates 1111 or 1 1 12, but the first is impossible and the second less likely than 1113. 

1014. 1113 [Feb. 11?] 

Charter of Henry I confirming to St. Mary Magdalen, Goldcliff and the monks of the 



HENRY I 107 

order of Bee there all the gifts of Robert de Candos and Isabel his wife in England and 
Wales. And for admission to their fraternity of prayers, the King grants them all the 
liberties and customs throughout England and Wales and the seas adjoining which pertain 
to him and his court. 

Signa: King Henry; Anselm, Archdeacon; William de Viliers,i Chamberlain {cubicu- 
larius) ; Eustace de Breteuil ; Richard Earl of Chester. 

[Chan. R. 18 Ed. I, m. 9 (inspeximiis). Cat. Chart. R. ii. 361.] Farrer, Itin. 301. 

Dated 'anno ab incarnatione Domini m° centesimo tercio decimo . . . ut autem sepedicti monachi hac 
mea presenti inperpetuum gaudeant donatione et concessione, earn illis duxi confirmandam hujus pre- 
sentis carte mee annotatione, et ad majorem firmitatem et securitatem sigilli mei roborandam testimonio 
et appositione, necnon et mee et nobilium virorum qui presentes fuerunt quando hec facta sunt, signis 
et subscriptione'. 
The charter of Henry Duke of Normandy (which follows in the roll) alludes to this confirmation by 
Henry I which may therefore be genuine despite its irregular form and unusual language. Henry was at 
Bee on 1 1 Feb. 1113 and the charter may have been drawn up there. 
' Possibly William de Tancarville. Villers-Chambellan (near Duclair, Seine-Inf.) was one of his castles. 

1015. [1113] March 2.1 Avranches 

Charter by Henry King of the Enghsh and Duke of the Normans to Vitalis the hermit: 
Confirming the grant made by Ralph of Fougeres with his wife and sons, for monks to 
possess and dwell in, of the forest of Savigny, &c. 

Witnesses: Baldric Abp. of Dol; Turgis Bp. of Avranches; '^Ranulf the chancellor; 
t William Earl of Warenne ; ^ Richard Earl of Chester ; John of Bayeux ; Grimbald the physic- 
ian; ^William de Albini; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; Roger fitz Richard; ^Humphrey de 
Bohun; Ingelram of Abernon; Geoffrey de Mandeville; ^Hamo dapifer; Robert de Curci; 
William de Pirou; Jordan de Sai; Harscolf de Sancto Jacobo; Geoffrey de Dive, chaplain; 
Humphrey Bigod; Everard de Calne; Robert Pecche; William de Martinwast; William the 
Almoner; Hugh the scribe; Nigel de Albini; Richard ciistos sigilli."^ 

Fragment of Seal. 

[Original in Archives of the Manche (formerly in Arch, at Mortain); Cartulary (in Arch. D6p. Manche), 
fo. 1. Round, C.D.F. 287, No. 792 (calendared). Gallia Christiana, xi, Instrumenta, col. HI.] Farrer, 
Itin. 294. 

After the list of witnesses there follows: 

(1) A list of witnesses 'ex parte Radulfi Filgeriensis'. 

(2) A dating clause 'Data et confirmata Abrincis anno ab incarnatione Domini M°c°xn°, Indictione 
v'^ (sic) Epacta xx"^ (sic) vi nonas Martii anno regni mei xiu"''', anno vero pontificatus Paschalis 
papae secundi xiiii, pontificatus autem Rothomagensis archiepiscopi anno in°, Turgisii quoque 
Abrincensis episcopi anno praesulatus xviii". Ego Henricus rex Anglorum in hujus confirmatio- 
nem praecepti manu mea subscribo et presentem paginam imagine mea consigno.' 

(3) Signa of the King, of those names preceded by a cross in the above list of witnesses, and of the 
following: Eustace of Breteuil; Nigel de Albini; Mauguisius of Savigny; Robert his nephew; Johel 
brother of Robert ; Roger fitz Peter. 

The Indiction and Epact are inconsistent with the pontifical and regnal years, all of which, as nearly as 
can be fixed, suit 1113. Haskins, Norman Institutions, 311, dates as 1112 from Indiction and Epact and 
considerations of Itinerary. Henry was near Alen(;on at some time between 23 Feb. and 1 Mar. 1113, 
about 87 miles by road from Avranches. 

' Round gives 7 March, but the copy in Gallia Christiana says 'vi nonas Martii". 
^ Haskins (Norm. Inst. 311) adds the last two witnesses to Round's list. 

1015a. 1113 

Notitia of the gift by Rose (Robes) wife of Richard son of Earl Gilbert with the consent 
of Gilbert her son and his brothers to St. Mary of Bee and St. Neot of Eynulfisbury, and the 
monks there, of the manor named (as in Monast. iii. 473 [No. xi], with, in addition) 

Witnesses: William Giffard (Gyffart), Bp. of Winchester; (Gilbert's) brothers, Roger, 
Walter, and Robert ; Eudo Dapifer and Rose his wife ; Odo de Dammartin ( Domino Martino) ; 
William de Watevile; Ingram de Abernon; Walter de Bee; William de Corton; Gunceiin 
{Gonzelino) son of Goismer and Humphrey his brother; Robert Pecche; Arnold (Ernaldo) 
de Nazandas; Oilard de Balliol; Maurice de Cassel. 

Confirmed by Henry I with his own hand. 

Signa; The King; William his son; the Queen; Ralph Bp. of Rochester; Earl David; 
Manasser Count of Guines {Wisnes); Gilbert son of Richard; Walter son of Richard; 



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Ranulf the chancellor; Robert the King's son; William de Aubigny (Albineo), butler; 
Nigel de Aubigny; William de Tancarville (Tancartvilla); Hamo of Canterbury, dapifer, 
William Peverel of Dover; Geoffrey fitz Payn; Geoffrey Ridel; Baldwin de Boilers; Grim- 
bald the leech (medici) ; Richard Earl of Chester. 

[Copies in P.R.O., Exch. K.R. Memoranda Roll, 3 Hen. IV (E. 159/178), Comm. Mich. r. xxij. Cotton MS. 
Faust. A. IV, fo. 45 (imperfect). Monast. (as above) and Gorham, Eynesbury and St. Neot's, i. 299 
(Confirmation only), from Cotton MS. and ii. cv-cvi, from Memoranda Roll (both parts).] 

This is probably the earliest appearance of David as Earl of Huntingdon. The original or quasi-original 
was produced in the Exchequer by William de Sancto Vedasto, Prior of St. Neots in 1401, to show that 
the priory was not an alien priory. Oilard de Balliol was a sub-tenant at Stoke by Clare and a benefactor 
of the priory there. He also held land in Sussex under the Count of Eu (No. 1 06 1 ) and therefore probably 
belonged to the family of Balliol of Bibleham (see Loyd, Anglo-Norman Families, 1 1). 

1016. [1113, March 2.] Avranches 

Notification by Henry I : That he has given [to the monks of Savigny] the vineyard of 
Avranches and the Queen's vineyard. 

[Cart, de Savigny (Arch. D6p. Manche). Mem. de la Soc. des Antiquaires de Normandie, xx. 256 (imperfect).] 

1017. [1113, Mar. 2?] [Avranches?] 

Charter of Henry I: Confirming 'Pro anima patris mei et matris et pro salute animae meae 
et uxoris meae Matildis et filii mei Willelmi' the gift which William of Warenne, Earl of 
Surrey, gave to Saint Pancras [Lewes], viz. the churches of Brighton, Hangleton, Clayton, 
Keymer, Barcombe, Ardingly, &c. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Richard de Capella; Everard son of Earl Roger; John 
of Bayeux; Grimbald the physician; Henry de Albini; Robert de Oilli (•/%); Robert de 
Gomeri; Richard Lovel (Lupellus) [1 107-18.] 

[P.R.O. Ancient Deeds, AA [E. 41], 461 (formerly Misc. Books (Chapter House) B 5/5, fo. 41 (3)) (original 
or early copy). Round, A.C. 4; Johnson and Jenkinson, English Court-Hand, pt. 1, 87 and pi. ii (a) 
(facsimile).] 

Ranulf became chancellor in 1107. Queen Maud died 1 May 1118. 

1018. [1112?] Ste. Mere figlise 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Aiulf the chamberlain [sheriff of 
Dorset] and all his barons, &c., of Dorset : That he has granted for the soul's welfare of 
himself and his wife and children, to the abbey of Montebourg and Urso the abbot, that 
the manor of Loders, which, by his permission, Richard de Redvers gave the monastery, 
shall be assessed at 5 hides only. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Roger de Mandeville; Walchelin the chamberlain. 
[1107-18.]! 

[Copies in Cart, of Loders (Arch, de la Manche, H. 838 A), p. 7; P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 17 
(23). Round, C.D.F. 313, No. 876 (calendared); Monast. vi. 999 (very incorrect).] Farrer, Itin. 295. 

' Thecartularyadds:'NigellusdeCalna;RogerusdeMagnavilla;Rex.Canc. . . .' This is presumably before 
the death of Queen Matilda, and possibly not long after the death of Richard de Redvers in 1 107. Walchelin 
is the Chamberlain of Normandy (see P.R. 31 Hen. I, 13). 

1019. 1113 [March-June]. Kouen C3L%i\e {in tune Rothomageiisi) 

Charter of confirmation by Henry 'Dei gratia rex Anglorum et Normannorum dux atque 
Cenomannensium princeps', to St. Evroul en Ouche: Of gifts by Wilham de Breteuil and 
others. 

Signa : King Henry ; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen ; [Robert] Count of Meulan ; Nigel de Albini ; 
Richard Earl [of Chester]; Goel (Huelli) de Ivry; William Peverel; William de Say; Roger 
de lh\ho\i\\\\Q (Tieboudhilla); William de La Londe (La Lunda): Walter de Vernon; Robert 
son of Anchetill; William his son; Patrick de Chaworth (Chaorcis); Robert the King's son; 
William Bigod. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. Chart. S. Evrulfi, i, no. 16 (copy). Orderic, Hist. Feci, ed. Prevost, v. 196 (with cor- 
rections from copy of 1671). Round, C.D.F. 219 (No. 624) (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 298. 
'Anno quo comes Andegavensis mecum pacem fecit et Cenomannum de me, meus homo factus, recepit.' 
The instructions for this charter were given at St. Evroul on 3 Feb. on the advice of Robert Count of 
Meulan, the King's nephews Theobald Count of Blois and Stephen Count of Mortain being then in 
attendance, as were Conan son of Alan Duke of Brittany, and William Bp. of Exeter (Ord. Vit., Hist. 
Eccl. iv. 301 ; Farrer, Itin. 297). 



HENRY I 109 

1020. [1113?] 

Confirmation by Henry I to the abbey of Troarn: Of a gift given by William Count of 
£vreux and his wife Helwisa. 

Signa: Henry, by God's grace, King of the English; William Count of fivreux; Helwisa 
the Countess. [1100-14.] 

[Original (?) in Arch. Dep. Calvados. Copy in Cart, of Troarn, fo. 82 (in same archives); P. R. O. Tran- 
script 8/140 B. pt. 3, p. 328. Round, C.D.F. 169 (No. 478) (calendared).] 

Helwisa died in 1 1 14. Cf. Ord. Vit, Hisl. Eccl. iv. 307 where the restoration of William in 1113 (after the 
exile of himself and Helwise about Feb.-Mar. 1 1 12) is connected with Henry's gift to Troarn. 

1021. [1111, Aug.-l 113, June.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Rochester and Hamo Dapifer and the barons, 
French and English, of Kent: That he has given to the church of St. Saviour, Bermondsey, 
the church of Shorne (Soras) with the church of Cobham thereto appending, with tithes, 
&c., as Turstin the King's chaplain had them. 

Witnesses: Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; Wilham de Albini; William Peverel. 

[P.R.O. Pat. R. 1 Hen. IV, pt. 7, m. 15 {inspeximus). Thorpe, Reg. Roffense, 229; Monast. v. 100.] Farrer, 
Itin. 300. 

Thurstan became Abp. of York in 1114. But Henry was not in Normandy after July 1113. The Bermond- 
sey Annals (Ann. Monast. iii. 434) assign this gift to 1 1 32. 

1022. [1113?] Rouen 

Charter by Henry I, King of the EngUsh and Duke of the Normans, addressed generally: 
Notifying that, in his presence, Girold Abbot of St. Wandrille and his monks have granted 
Veraval (yerlwast) at farm to William {sic) Bp. of Lisieux for his life. 

Witnesses : Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen ; Ranulf the chancellor ; Eustace Count of Boulogne ; 
Robert Count of Meulan; Eudo Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer; Robert de Beauchamp; Geoffrey 
fitz Payn; Walter de Vernon; Godard Pistrina; Helto of St. Wandrille; Alan of Alicheri- 
villa; William fitz Ansger; William fitz Oucn(filio Oini); William fitz Geoffrey; Ascelin de 
Bois Gerard {Bosco Gerardi). [1 1 1 1-18.] 

[Arch, of Seine-Inferieure Cart, of St. Wandrille, fo. I94v° [L. ii. 4] (copy). F. Lot, itudes critiques sur 
I'abbaye de Saint Wandrille, 111; Round, C.D.F., 59, No. 167 (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 299. 

1023. [1113?] 

Charter by Henry I to St. Martin of Troarn and the cell of Saint Mary {Notre-Dame du 
Desert): Granting to them the church of the castle of Vire (Castrum Vire) free from all 
power save that of the King, and the tithe of all the rents pertaining to the said castle, the 
gifts of Ranulf des Presles (de Prateriis), Alvred de Combray {Combraid) his nephew, and 
Ralph Vicomte of the castle of Vire. 

Signa: King Henry; Richard Earl of Chester. [1113-20.] 

[Arch, de Calvados, Cliartrier blanc de Troarn, fo. 49 (copy); Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 10086 (transcript). 

Sauvage, Troarn, 366; Round, C.D.F. 169 (No. 477) (calendared).] 
Round gives the date 1 1 15, queried, but without reasons. Richard Earl of Chester married in 1115, aged 

22, and he attested a charter to Saint-£vroult in 1113 (No. 1019) (Ord. Vit., iv. 302; see also ibid. iv. 

307, which suggests 1 1 13 as a possible date). 

1023a. [1113?] 

Notification by Henry I confirming the gifts made by his barons, or to be made with his 
consent, of churches, land, or other benefactions, for the building of a monastery in honour 
of the Holy Trinity and St. Mary the mother of God, by the abbot and monks of St. Martin, 
Troarn, in the territory of Presles {Prateriis), viz. the land of Ralph de Covert and his 
brothers, as Ranulf Dapifer granted it [&c.]. He also grants tithes of the castle of Vire. 
[1106-15.] 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 10086, fos. 43, 55v°, 60v<> (transcripts).] 

This charter may be earlier than 1113, since Richard Earl of Chester does not appear as a witness, though 

he does so to a charter to Saint-fivroult of 1 1 1 3 (No. 1019). See also Orderic, iv. 307. Ranulf Dapifer 

may have been the steward of Robert Count of Mortain (ob. 1090). 
We are indebted to Professor G. Barraclough for the transcripts of this and the preceding charter printed 

in the Appendix. It is difficult to establish an authentic text. See also 1088a. 



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1024. [1106-13.] Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Worcester and the Sheriff and barons of Worcestershire: 
That no man is to take the pheasants (fesaiulos) of Walter de Beauchamp which he has put 
in his manor of Elmley {Alinega) or elsewhere in the county of Worcester. Whoever takes 
a pheasant shall pay a fine of 15.?. to the King. 
Witness: William de Tanc[arville]. 
[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 127v° (copy).] Farrer, Ilin. 566a. 

Issued before Walter de Beauchamp became Sheriff of Worcestershire, and therefore probably before 
Henry's return to England in July 1113. As no bishop or sheriff is named a date after 5 May 11 12 seems 
likely. 

1025. [1111-13.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff and all the foresters of Worcestershire: 
That he has given Walter de Beauchamp and his men permission to hunt wolves in all the 
royal forests of Worcestershire, and to make traps round about his park for capturing wolves. 

Witness : William de Pirou. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 127v° (copy).] 

Osbert must have been the sheriff in the interval between the exile of Roger d' Abitot and the appointment 
of Walter de Beauchamp. It seems possible that Roger was among those exiled in 1110. 

1026. [1112-July 1113.] 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln and Hugh de Bocland and all the 
barons of Middlesex (sic), French and English : That he has granted to Abbot Peter and 
the monks of Gloucester the church of Wraysbury and the church of Langley IVIarish 
[Bucks.] (Laverkestouk') which Robert Gernon gave them. 

Witness: Queen M[atilda]. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 172. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii, 164; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo- 
Norm. 154.] 

The date of Robert Gernon's gift is 1112 (Monast. i. 551). 

Abbot Peter died 17 July 1113. 

1027. [1113.] Ditton 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and the barons and sheriffs of the shires 
in which Abbot Robert, of Thorney, has lands: That he has granted to Abbot Robert the 
abbey of Thorney and all the lands with soc and sac, toll and team and infangthief, and all 
the customs enjoyed by his predecessors within and without borough. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; 
William de Albini; Nigel de Albini; William de Tancarville; Hamo Dapifer; William Bigod; 
William de Pirou; Geoffrey fitz Pain. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Aug. II, fo. 12a (inspeximus of 2 Rich. II): Bodl. Gough MS. Cambs. No. 30, 
fo. 15; Chart. R. 8 Ed. II, No. 37; 22 Ed. Ill, No. 36; C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (x) (imperfect). 
Cat. Chart. R. iii. 242.] Farrer, Itin. 364. 

The Red Book of Thorney (Monast. ii. 594) gives the dates of Abbot Robert as 1 1 1 3-5 1 . 

1028. [1113.] Ditton 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to the abbot and con- 
vent of Thorney the hundred of Normancros in fee-farm at 100.?. per ann. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of SaUsbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ralph Basset. 
[C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii) (copy); Bodl. Dugdale MS. 21 fo. 146v°; Dodsworth MS. 85, fo. 32 
(transcripts).] 

1029. [1113?] Ditton 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs, &c. : That his previous writ granting freedom from toll 
to the monks of Ely, so far as they are buying materials for their new church, shall be re- 
spected. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1102-35.] 

[Original (mutilated) Ely, D. and C. Registry, No. 5 b; copies in Ely, Bps. Registry, Lib. M., fo. 80; Cotton 
MS. Tit. A. I, fo. 32v°. Bentham, Hist, of Church of Ely. App. 18*.] Farrer, Itin. 140. 

This charter is wrongly dated at Sawtry in the Cotton MS. It must be later than No. 771. 



HENRY I 111 

1030. [1113?] Trumpington 

Notification by Henry I to Th[omas] Abp. of York and Os[bert] the sheriff and Robert de 
Lacy and Nigel de Albini and all the barons of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire: Of a 
grant to Robert Bp. of Lincoln of all the land of Gladwin, which he used to hold of the 
King, and all Gladwin's service. 

Witnesses: RanulfBp. of Durham; [Ranulf] the chancellor; Gilbert del'Aigle. [1108-14.] 

[Copies in Lincoln, ' Reg. Antiquiss.', fo. 1 W; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3. Cal. Charl. R. iv. 1 38 ; Foster, Reg. 
Antiq., No. 72.] Farrer, Itin. 244. 

'Per tres parmenos [sic] quos ego ei dedi apud Tromplintonam.' 

1031. [1109-13.] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I to Thomas Abp. of York and his clergy and the faithful of the 
church: That he has granted to St. Mary's, Bridhngton, the land given to the canons by 
Walter de Gant and his men. They are to enjoy the same customs as other canons. 

Witnesses: William Peverel of Dover; Wilham de Rollos (RuUos). 

P.M. Add. MS. 40008, fo. 157 (14th c.) (copy). Lancaster, Cart, of Bridlington, 212.] Farrer, Itin. 309. 

1032. [1113?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Simon the dean and the whole chapter of St. Mary of Lincoln 
and Hugh de Leicester and all the barons, French and English, of Northamptonshire: That 
he gives and grants to God and St. Mary of Lincoln and Bp. Robert the churches of Nassing- 
ton, Woodnewton, Tansor and Southwick with their lands, tithes, and customs to form a 
prebend for the soul of his father, mother, and brother, and the salvation of himself and wife, 
to be held with immunities (quietationibus) and customs as Leving the King's scribe {Levin- 
gus scriptor regis) best held them at any time. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury ; Ranulf the Chancellor; John of Bayeux. [1 107-16.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 6(/(No. 41); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. id; Chart. R. 3 Ed. 

Ill, No. 51. Monast. viii. 1274 (xxxvii); Foster Reg. Antiq., No. 41.] 
As the earl is not addressed, the writ may probably have issued during a vacancy of the earldom. Earl 

Simon was aHve until Henry crossed to Normandy in Aug. 1111. The King returned about midsummer 

1113, and David was recognized as earl soon afterwards. 

1033. [1112-13.] Westminster 

Precept {Redde) by Henry I to Almod the archdeacon : To restore to the Abbot of Thorney 
his manor of Sawbridge [co. Warwick] stocked as Almod received it. If not Ralph Basset 
shall restore it. 

Witness: Geoffrey son of Wimund. [1100-27.] 

Fourth [?] Sealof Henry I. 

Purghley House Charters (original). Stenton, Northamptonshire Charters (facs.), 15.] 

Ralph Basset died before Michaelmas 1 130. If the archdeacon took possession on the death of Gunther 
in 1 1 12 (the only abbot who died under Henry I) the date must be 1 1 12-13. 

1034. [1114, Feb. or Mar.?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to T[heowuIf] Bp. of Worcester and all the barons of Worcester- 
shire: That he has entrusted to Walter de Beauchamp the sheriffdom of Worcestershire, to 
hold as freely as any sheriff before him. The persons addressed are to obey Walter as their 
sheriff and are to attend the King's pleas, hundred-courts, and shire-courts, as fully as at 
any time in the past. Otherwise Walter may distrain their service. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; 
[Robert] Count of Meulan; Hamo Dapifer; Walter of Gloucester; Thomas de Sancto 
Johanne. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 126v° (copy). Davis 'Some Documents of the Anarchy' {Poole Essays, 
pp. 168 sq.).] Farrer, Iiin. 319. 

This is presumably earlier than the grant of Roger's lands (No. 1062). 



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1035. [1114?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Osbert de Abetot and the officials and foresters of the forest of 
Feckenham : That he has granted Walter de Beauchamp the right of taking foxes in the royal 
forest and in Feckenham. 

Witness: Robert de Essex. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 127v° (copy).] Farrer, ///;;. 541a. 

1036. [1114? Mar. 29.] 'Thorp' [Thorpe, Surrey] 

Precept by Henry I to W[illiam] Bigod and Ralph Passelewe and the justice of Norfolk : 
That the monks of Holy Trinity, Norwich, are to have their custom in Eaton [in Norwich], 
as granted by the King's charter. William, Ralph, and their ministers are not to disturb 
them about pleas and hundreds, on pain of the royal forfeiture. 

Witness: Nigel d'Oilli. [1107-Apr. 1116.] 

[Norwich Cath. Regg. ii, fo. 24v'' (bis); iii, fo. 57v°.] 

William Bigod appears as sheriff of Suffolk in 1114 (No. 1067) and died in the White Ship. Henry was at 
'Thorp' on 29 March of that year (yl.5.C.). Asthecouncil which elected Ralf Archbishop of Canterbury 
on 26 April was called to Windsor, it seems probable that the ' Thorp ' in question is that between Egham 
and Chertsey. 

1037. [1114, Feb. or Mar.?] Oxford 

Precept by Henry I "omnibus constabulis et omnibus fidelibus suis de curia': That no 
one is to lodge in the vill of Abingdon without the consent of Abbot Faritius. 
Witness: Grimbald the physician. [1100-16.] 
[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141v°; C. IX, fo. 149. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 80.] 

1038. 1114. Oxford 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has restored to St. Peter and the 
Abbot and monks of Burgh, to provide food and raiment for the brethren, their minster 
(monasteiium) of All Saints, Lincoln ;i also 'Methorp', Northorpe, Hibaldstow, with all the 
customs which pertained to them on the day when Abbot Turold was alive and dead. They 
shall pay as rent for the soc of Methorp 4.?., for that of Northorpe 5^. 4d. Also the King 
restores the service for the lands of certain knights; viz. Asford- of Witham-on-the-Hill 
{IVyham), Robert de Guines (Gunges), Ralph de la Mare; also the land of Richard of Thorn- 
haw in Sibberton, to wit, the land of AIsi, which King William I gave as an offering to the 
church of Peterborough at his first visit. Also a part of the wood belonging to Geoffrey 
Infaus, who is in Scotland (qui est in Scothis). Also all the lands formerly given to Peter- 
borough which were usurped by evil men in the early part of the King's reign (list given). 
Also the abbey is to have sac and soc, and infangthief over all that it possessed on the day 
when Abbot Turold was alive and dead. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Hervey Bp. of Ely; R[alph] Basset; Baldwin fitz 
Gilbert and many others. 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 39758, fo. 199; Egerton MS. 2733, fo. 70; D. and C. Peterborough 'Pytchley', 
fo. 27v°; ibid. 'Swaffham", fo. 40; part in Lansdowne MS. 992, fo. 129 (late transcript). W. T. Mellows, 
Local Government of Peterborough, 92, No. 21.] 

'Anno incamacionis dominice M°c°xiin, Henrici regis xiiii. Signum Regis ipsius.' 

' On this see Foster, Lincolnshire Domesday, p. 5 (15). The church and land in Lincoln were claimed by 
a kinsman of the donor. In Riseholme [co. Line] 4 bovates ' T.R.E. jacuerunt in ecclesia Omnium Sanctorum 
in Lincoln' (ibid. 220, and see pp. xxxii and xl sqq.). 

- On Ansford (who succeeded Hereward 'the Wake') see Round, Feudal England, 159-61. 

1039*. 1114. Oxford 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he has confirmed to Geoffrey Abbot of 
Croyland and his successors all the possessions and liberties specified in the charter of King 
Edred, to hold free of all secular service, namely scot, geld, sheriff's aid, and the aids of the 
sheriff's officials, hidage, danegeld, shires, hundreds, wapentakes, trithings, pleas and plaints, 
castle-work, fortress-work, bridge-work, harbour-work, road-work, cariagium, summagium, 
navigium and the building of royal palaces. The abbot and monks are to have frank-pledge 
on all their demesnes; also sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief, hamsokne, grith- 



HENRY I 113 

bryce, blodwite, murdrum, treasure-trove, flem and flithe (sic), and ordeal. No one is to take 
toll or passage-money or other tribute within their townships, without their leave, on pain 
of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Warner de Lusors; Hugh de 
Essertis. 

[Fulman, Return Anglic. Scriplores Veleres {\69A), 121 (in the continuation of the pseudo-lngulf); Monast. 

ii. 120 (xix) (from Fulman).] Farrer, Itin. 320. 
Date 1 1 14, the fourteenth year of King Henry. 

A forgery, or grossly interpolated. The continuator professes to be copying from a sealed original. But 
this, together with the opening words and the formula of the witnessing clause, is the same as in the 
following charter, from which this may have been constructed. The third and fourth witnesses seem 
more appropriate to a charter of Stephen than to one of Henry I. 

1040. [1114?] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln, the justice, sheriff, foresters, and all of 
Northamptonshire of a grant to the abbey of Peterborough of the woods of Peterborough 
(Burgo) and Castor (Castra). 

Witnesses: Warner de Lisures (Luson'is), Hugh des Essarts. [1100-33 or 1154-89.] 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 39758, fo. 200v°: D. and C. Peterborough, 'Pytchley, fo. 28 and 'Swaffham', 
fo. 40v°. W. T. Mellows, Local Government of Peterborough, p. 93 (No. 22).] 

This charter should rightly be assigned to Henry II. Cf. No. 1039*. It has probably supplied the last two 
witnesses of the Croyland forgery. 

1041. 1114[lVIay]. Gloucester 

[Charter of Henry I without preamble or address]: Confirming to St. Peter's, Gloucester, 
the following gifts. (1) the King's own gift of IVIaisemore for the food of the monks and his 
confirmation of the gifts by Adeline wife of Roger de Ivry, of Brookthorpe, and by Roger 
of Gloucester of Westwood [Heref.] (No. 678); (2) by Jocelin de la Pommeraye, Sheldon 
[Devon]; (3) by Ralf Bloet, Rodley-beyond-Severn ; (4) by William de Bolneia, with the 
consent of his lord Ralf [Bloet], half a hide in BuUey; (5) three gifts of alms by Bernard de 
Neufmarche, viz. Glasbury [Brecon], with the tithe of all his demesne in Brycheiniog of 
corn, sheep, cheese, venison, and honey, the church of Cowarne [Heref] with its parochial 
tithes, glebe, and a hide of land called 'Bece' [in Cowarne], and the confirmation of the gift 
by WilHam Revel of 'Hamtona'; (6) by Robert fitz Hamon of the church of St. Cadoc 
[Llancarfan, Glam.]: witnesses, Girmund Abbot [of Winchcombe] and Ralf Bloet; (7) by 
William II, the church of St. Gundelus [Newport, IVIon.], with his demesne there; witness, 
Robert fitz Hamon; by Walter the sheriff the church of North Cerney (Cernei): witnesses, 
Girmund Abbot [of Winchcombe], Roger of Gloucester, and Hugh parvus; (8) the exchange 
by Roger of Gloucester of Hatherley (A thelegam) and Sandhurst (Sanderss) for Westbury [-on- 
Severn] ; the gift by Robert Gernon of the churches of Wraysbury ( Wireclebiria) [Bucks.] 
and Larkstoke (Laverchestou), with their glebe, half a mill and half the land pertaining to 
it: witnesses Queen IMatilda, Roger Bp. of Salisbury, William Bp. of Winchester, Bernard 
the chaplain, and Humfrey de Albini, at Tewkesbury [1113-14]; (9) by Robert Beckfort 
of tithes in Eycote (Aicote) [in Rendcomb, Glos.]; (10) by Gilbert fitz Richard, the church 
of St. Paternus [Llanbadarn-fawr, Card.] between the bounds of the sea and the two waters 
(inter divisas maris et duarum aquarum), half of the great fishery, and tithes of all his demesne 
appendant to the castle of Penwedic (Pennedich) [i.e. Castell Gwallter, in Llanfihangel 
Geneu'r Glyn, Card.], viz. of venison, flesh-meat, hides, cheese, calves, fish, mills, and 
pannage: witnesses, Hugh de Lacy, Ughtred (Octredus) and Blagored (Blagaueret), Welsh- 
men, William de Curzon (Curtune), Ranulf de Baskerville (Baschevilla), Alfred (Alveredus) 
de Bennevile, Robert Oil de Larun, Hugh de Loventon and Lawrence, William fitz John, 
Drew Semiured; (11) lands in Gloucester given by Alice wife of Roger de Pitres the sheriff 
(vicecomitissa): witnesses, Walter her son, Hugh parvus, Robert the reeve, Ranulf the clerk, 
and Reiner with the beard (Rein[er]o barbato), viz. the lands and houses which they have of 
Ranulf the clerk; and all their lands and houses in Gloucester by gift or purchase. 

[Gloucester Cath. Lib. MS. 34a, Froucester's register, fo. 12 (copy). Trans. Bristol & Gloucestershire 

Archaeol. Soc. xli (1918-19), 87-90.] 
'Has omnes elemosinas firmiter et perpetualiter habendas S. Petro Glocestria pro anima patris mei 

983.1 I 



114 CALENDAR 

matrisque mee et fratris mei Regis Willelmi et pro salute anime mee et Matildis Regine uxoris mee 
concessi et confirmavi anno ab incamatione Domini mille centesimo xiiii°, indictione vii. anno regni 
mei xiii° Apud Glocestria[m].' 
All these gifts except the last, which is dated by the Cotton MS. Dom. A. VIII, as 1 125, are prior to 1 1 14, 
the year in which Henry invaded south Wales, and after securing it proceeded northwards against 
Powysland. The expedition seems to have begun in May and occupied most of the summer. The form 
of the confirmation is unusual, since the witnesses are given though the charters are not exemplified, but 
the transaction may reasonably be accepted as historical. The address to Bp. Samson and Walter the 
sheriff is clearly that of the first charter confirmed (No. 678) and not of the Confirmation. Mr. St. Clair 
Baddeley omitted it from his printed transcript as having 'suffered erasure and alteration". Alice 
vkecotnilissa was presumably the wife of that Roger son of Durand de Pitres whom Round identifies 
with Roger of Gloucester {Feudal England, 313 and 481). 

1042. 1114, July 19. Kidwelly 

Charter by Roger Bishop of Salisbury to the priory of Sherborne and to Turstin the 
prior: Giving them (with the consent of Henry I, Queen Matilda, and their children) a 
carucate of land in Kidwelly [Cadweli] (boundaries stated) including Mons Salomonis 
[Mynydd Pembrey?] with tithes of his lands and pasture for their beasts. 

Witnesses: Ralf the chaplain; Roger, subdeacon; Humphrey the bp.'s brother; Osmund 
Dapifer; Alric de Halsuei; Richard Latemerus; Hiidebrand and Arnald, Pincerna; William 
de Lund'; Roger de Reinni; Richard Foliot; Robert vetus Dapifer and Robert his son; 
William the constable; William Esturmit; Ralf son of Warin; Robert of Sees (Sagio); Robert 
de Maisi and Walter his brother; Picot; Geoffrey Rufus; Robert Niger; Philip de Beaifou; 
Osmund son of Everard; Roger Foliot; Henry son of Walter of Potterne; Aubrey (Albri) de 
Fougeres (Felgeria); Edmund, then castellan of Kidwelly; Alwin, priest of the town, and 
many others. [1107-15.] 

[Copy in B.M. Add. MS. 46487, ff. 14, 15. Monasl. iv. 64 from copy [1301] in Augmentation Office.] 

'Haec donatio facta est xiiij. Kal. Aug. in domo castelli de Caduelli.' 

July 21. Kidwelly 

Record of the consecration of a cemetery at Kidwelly by Bp. Roger, with the consent of 
Wilfrid, Bp. of St. David's, and of the gift of the burgesses, French, English, and Flemish, 
of the tithe of Penallt and Pembrey. [Witnesses as above]. 

[Ibid.] 

Wilfrid Bp. of St. David's died 1 1 15. The occasion of the gifts was most likely Henry's invasion of south 
Wales in 1114. 

1043. [1114?] Worcester 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Ranulf Meschin and Osbert the 
sheriff and the barons and sheriffs of Lincolnshire: That he has granted to St. Mary of 
Lincoln the church of Brand the priest of Corringham, and his land, viz. two carucates and 
a half, as a prebend, in such wise that Brand shall hold for his life, and his son after him. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Meschin; Osbert the sheriff;^ Romfara.^ [1100-15.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5 (antiquissimum), fo. Sd, No. xxxv; Reg. Superant. No. 13; Cotton 
MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 8. Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, no. 51. Foster, Reg. Antiq. i. No. 35; Monast. viii. 1273 
(xxxii) (from inspeximus).] Farrer, Ilin. 189. 

^ These two names are not given in the Monasl icon text. 

1044. [1114.] Worcester 

Notification by Henry I to [Henry] the Earl and all his barons and officials of Warwick- 
shire: That he quitclaims to the Prior and monks of Worcester five hides in Alveston 
(Aluestona) from all murder-fines and other exactions for ever; this for his own salvation 
and for that of Queen Matilda. 
Witness: Geoffrey de Clinton. 

[Manchester, John Rylands Lib. Hatton Wood Collection 707 (original); copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae 
[C. 52], No. 4 (27); Worcester Cath. 'Domesday', fo. 3; Bodl. Dugd. MS. (F. 2) 12, p. 524 (transcript). 
Hale, Reg. Prior. B.M. Wigorn. 85a; Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 126.] 
Granted in the lifetime of Queen Matilda: probably either in 1 109 or in 1 1 14, since in each of those years 
the King visited the Welsh marches. The first certain attestation of Geoffrey de Clinton is in 1 108 
(No. 906. Addenda). 



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HENRY I 115 

1045. [1114?] Worcester 

Notification by Henry I to Walter de Beauchamp and all his barons and collectors in 
Worcestershire : That he quitclaims for ever, to Warin the Prior and the monks of Worcester, 
four hides in Phepson (FepsintonY from gelds and murdrum-fines and all royal exactions 
and customs. This for his own salvation and that of Queen Matilda. 

Witness: Geoffrey de Chnton. [1114-18.] 

[Hale, Reg. Prior. B.M. Wigorn. 586.] 

The form is unusual. Warin appears as prior c. 1 124-^, but the mention of the Queen seems to imply 
that she was still alive. Compare, however. No. 1887. 

' These four hides are omitted from the charge of 'Fepsintune' in the Worcestershire Survey of 1106-18 
(Round, Feudal England, p. 175). 

1046. [1114?] Worcester 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriflf [of Yorkshire] and his officials: That the churches 
of the royal manors of Aldborough (Burgh), Pockhngton, [Great] Driffield, Kilham, and 
Pickering are not to lose the parishes which they had in King Edward's time, by reason of 
the socs which the King has given therein to certain of his barons; but each mother-church 
is to have its chapels and tithes in all the socs which lay in these manors in King Edward's 
time. 

Witness: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln. [1100-15.] 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus", pt. ii, fo. 5v°; Cotton MS. Vitell. A. 11, fo. 140v''. Farrer, 
E.Y.C., i. No. 428.] Farrer, Itin. 188. 

1047. [1114?] Wolverhampton (Wulfrunehampton) 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland: That he has given to St. Paul [of London] 
and Bp. Richard and his successors the tithe of the venison taken by himself and his suc- 
cessors in Essex. [1108-14.] 

[Leland, Collect. (1715), i (ii), 358.] 

1048. [1114.] Holdgate Castle. (Apud Castrum Helgoti in Salopescyra) 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has granted to Hervey the see of Ely 
with all its appurtenances. The church of Ely to have all its privileges as deraigned in the 
time of WiUiam I at Kentford,^ ' coram baronibus patris mei ' (WalcheUn the bp. and Geoffrey 
Bp. of Coutances and Baldwin Abbot of St. Edmund's and Ivo Taillebois and Peter de 
Valognes) 'et testimonio plurium scirorum'. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini; 
Payn Peverel; William Peverel of Dover. [1 109-16.] 

[Cotton Chart. \. 8 (original?); copies in Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, 15b\ Cambridge, Trin. Coll. MSS. 
O. 2. 1 and 41 ; 'Liber Ehensis ' iii. 7; Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. SOv"; Tib. A. VI, fo. 126vO; Finch- 
Hatton MS. (Northamptonshire Record Soc.) 170, fo. 91v° (No. 430) (facsimile of original); P.R.O. 
Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], Roll 2, No. 14. J. Bentham, Hist, of Ely (1771), App. 17*; Monast. i. 482 
(xvi); Book of Seals, No. 430; Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 50 (transcript from Cotton x. 8).] 
Farrer, Itin. 325. 
This charter must be taken with the three following. It was not necessarily issued in 1 109, but probably 
arose from a subsequent dispute. Henry I made an expedition to Wales in 1 1 14. 
' Regesta, i, Nos. 122 and 129. Bp. Walchelin does not appear in either of the documents in Vol. I. 

1049. [1 1 14?] Holdgate Castle (Apud Ca.Urum Helgoti in Salopescyra) 

Precept by Henry I to Herbert the bp., Ralph de Beaufou, and Ralph Passelewe, and all 
the King's lieges, French and English, of Suffolk: That the church of Ely and Hervey the 
bp. have all their customs, &c. in the five hundreds and a half of Wicklaw ( Wiclava), as 
the church of Ely held them T.R.E. and deraigned them at Kentford by the testimony of 
several shires before Geoffrey Bp. of Coutances, Walchelin Bp. of Winchester, Baldwin 
Abbot of St. Edmunds, Peter de Valognes, and others. 
Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Hamo Dapifer. [1109-16.] 
[Ely Cath. Charter 4b (fragment of original). Copies in Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, 78a; Cotton MSS. Tit. 
A. I, fos. 3^° and 55; Tib. A. VI, fo. 107v"; P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], 2, No. 16. J. Bentham, 
Hist, of Ely (1771), App. 19*, No. xvii; Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 52.] Farrer, Itin. ill. 



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1050. [1114?] Holdgate Castle [Salop] 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c. : That the monks of Ely have a just portion 
and equal division of their abbey according to the custom and ecclesiastical law. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert de I'Aigle; Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini; 
Payn Peverel. [1109-16.] 

[Copies in Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, 76a; Cotton MS. Titus A. I, fo. 30v°. J. Bentham, Hist, of Ely (1771), 
App. 20*, No. XXV.] Farrer, Itin. 328. 

1051. [1114? Holdgate Castle?] 

Notitia of a precept by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London to hear a suit between Hubert 
son of Richard de Mesnilhermer, the chaplain (who was afterwards a monk of Shrewsbury), 
and Shrewsbury Abbey, concerning Richard's prebend in the church of St. Gregory [Mor- 
ville, Salop]. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Richard Bp. of London; Alan son of Flaald; Hamo Peverel; 
Roger Corbet; Robert his son; Herbert son of Helgot, and many other good men. [1108- 
Apr. 1116.] 

[Copies in Phillips MSS. 3516 (No. 35), 11 225 No. 1 (transcript); B.M. Add. MS. 3031 1, fo. 9 (transcript). 

Coll. Top. et Gen. i. 25.] Farrer, Itin. 326. 
The date, 1 109, fixed by Eyton (^Antiquities of Shropshire, ii. 196), depends on the assumption that the writs 
relating to Ely dated at Castle Holdgate are of the same year as the establishment of the see. But this 
is not certain, and no Welsh campaign is recorded in 1 109. 

1052. [1114?] Cannock [CO. Stafford] 

Precept by Henry I to Henry Earl of Warwick, Hugh of Leicester, the sheriff, and all of 
Warwickshire: That the wood of Packwood, belonging to St. Mary of Coventry, be fenced 
{sit ita in defensione) as it was in Earl Leofric's time. 

Witness: Payn fitz John. [1100-16.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 32100, fo. 1 16 (transcript made for Robert Beale, c. 1580-90, from ' an old parchment 
roll of Mr. William Walters').] 

1053. [1114?] Cannock 

Precept by Henry I to Richard de Monte [Sheriff of Oxford] : To cause the Abbot of 
Westminster to have 10.s. of the King's alms, as it is recorded in the King's rolls. 
Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. [lllO-c 1117.] 
[Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 79 (copy). Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 149; Poole, Exchequer in 

the 12th Century, H n.] Farrer, Itin. 330. 
Postscript, 'Et hoc quoque anno. Teste eodem.' 
Richard de Monte was sheriff of Oxfordshire from 1 110 to 1111 and in some subsequent years. 

1054. [1114?] Tamworth 

Notification by Henry 1 to Robert Bp. of Chester and Nicholas the sheriff and the barons 
of Staffordshire: That Godric, the monk of St. Remi at Rheims, has proved the title of his 
house to the church of Lapley and the tithe and the mortuary-fees, against Robert of Rouen 
the King's chaplain; this at Tamworth in the presence of the King and his barons. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; William Bp. of Exeter; 
Geoffrey Ridel ; Alvred of Lincoln. 

[Pat. R. 6 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 8 (inspe.ximus). Monast. vii. 1043, 1099; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 137.] 
Farrer, Itin. 331. 

1055. [1114, after June 29.] 

Notification (in Latin and English) by Henry I to bps., earls, &c., where Abp. Ralph 
and the monks of Christ Church, Canterbury, have lands: Confirming the lands and privi- 
leges which they had in the days of the Confessor and William 1. 

[Canterbury, D. and C, C. 7 and C. 9 (originals); copies in Pat. R. 12 Hen. VI, pt. 2, mm. 9-1 ; Confirm. 
R. 4 Hen. VII, pt. 1, No. 4, ibid. 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 3, No. 6; Lambeth MS. 1212, 18, and 189 (note only). 
W. Somner, Treatise of Gavelkind iXlld), 205 (Latin version only.)] 



HENRY I 117 

1056. [1114, Sept. 21?] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to M[atilda] the Queen, and all the barons of Lincolnshire : That 
he has granted to St. Mary's, Lincoln, and Bp. Robert, the churches of St. Margaret's 
[Lincoln] and Haceby, which Osbert the sheriff gave to that church. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Sahsbury. [1102-15.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath., Reg. A. i, 5, fo. 4</; Reg. Superant., No. 3 ; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. 7 ; 

Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 51. Monast. viii. 1275; Foster, Reg. Aniiq., No. 24.] Farrer, Itin. 339. 
Henry crossed to Normandy from Portsmouth in 1 1 14 (A.S.C.). 

1057. [1114.] Thetford 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, &c. : That he has granted to Rainald 
the monk the abbey of Ramsey with all the privileges with which any of his predecessors 
held it. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Herbert Bp. of Norwich; Richard Abbot of St. 
Albans; WiUiam de Albini; William de Tancarville; Hamo Dapifer; Gilbert fitz Richard; 
Walter fitz Richard; William Bigod; Wilham de Pirou. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Ramsey Cart., fo. 55v°; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, fo. 13v°; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. 

Ramsey Chron. 222; Ramsey Cart. i. 240.] Farrer, Itin. 362. 
Farrer dates this 1116, but the Ramsey Chron. explicitly states that Rainald was appointed in 11 14. 

1057a. [1114.] Thetford 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs and officials : That all monks and men of St. Benedict 
of Ramsey be quit of toll and custom wherever they go, sell, or lead anything belonging to 
the monks, under penalty of £10. 

Witness : [Roger] Bp. of Sahsbury. 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. 278.] 
Probably of the same date as the preceding. 

1058. [1114?] Thetford 

Precept by Henry I to R[obert] fitz Walter and his ministers of Norfolk and Suffolk: 
That the monks of Norwich are to hold their land of Taverham in peace as ordered by other 
writs. 

Witness: R[alf?] Basset. [1114-27.] 

[Copies in D. and C. Norwich, Regg. ii, fo. 25v°; iii. fo. 58.] 

1059. [1114.] Eye Castle 

Notification by Henry I to the sheriff and all of Norfolk and Suffolk: That he confirms 
the gift by Ralph son of Godric for the souls of his father and mother, to the monks of Holy 
Trinity, Norwich, of the manor of Newton [in Trowse]. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Hamo Dapifer; William de Tancarville. [1107-29.] 

[D. and C, Norwich, Regg. 1, fo. 51v°; ii. fo. 24v° {bis); iii, fo. 52v° (copies).] 

Probably of the same date as No. 1058. 

1060. [1114, Sept. 13?] Westbourne, [Sussex] (5wra') 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Chichester and all his officials of Sussex: That the 
Abbot of Battle and his monks have proved in the King's presence that they do not hold the 
lands, which the bp. alleged them to hold, namely Ovingdean, Coding [in Hove] {Codingele), 
Batsford [in Warbleton] (Betelesford), 'Daningawurde', Shuyswell [in Etchingham] Scouues- 
welle), Boarzell [in Ticehurst] (Baressele), Witherenden [?near Burwash] {Winenham), 
'Wertesce', 'Brambreschoc', 'Seuredeswelle' [Sores Wood in Etchingham?], which 
formeriy pertained to Alciston and made up 7 hides of the 50 which lie in Alciston. The 
abbot and monks are therefore to be free and quit henceforth in respect of those lands 
and those hides; since they do not possess them and have not been seised of them. Their 
manor of Alciston, given by the King's father to Battle, and all the other lands that he gave 
them for his soul's health, are to be quit of shires and hundreds and all customs, as the King's 



118 CALENDAR 

father held them; and in particular, from work at the bridge of London and the castle of 
Pevensey. This privilege is to be respected on pain of the King's forfeiture. 
Witness: William de Pont de I'Arche. [1 100-23.] 
Fourth seal of Henry I (defective). 

[Harley Chart. 43 C. 12 (original). Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart., fo. 31; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 
87, fo. 13; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 102, fo. 54 (Guillim's transcript); Guillim's 'Book of Seals' (P.R.O. 
D. of L. Misc. Bo. [D.L. 42], 149), fo. 109. Jouni. Brit. Arch. Ass. x.\ix. 251\Foedera, i.S: Book of Seals, 
No. 61 ; Stow, Survey of London (ed. Kingsford), i. 22 (incomplete translation from original).] Farrer, 
Itin. 338. 
Guillim gives a rough drawing of the Great Seal of Henry I attached sur simple queue. The charter is men- 
tioned by Brooke (c. 1600) in Harl. MS. 782, fo. 145, and in Stow's Survey of London U598), when the 
original belonged to Joseph Holland. A facsimile is in Finch-Hatton MS. 170 ('Sir Christopher Hatton's 
Book of Seals'), fo. 17 (No. 61), from the original penes Sir Henry St. George, Norroy (c. 1640). 

1061. [1114, Sept. 13?] Westbourne (5Mrrt') 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for England: Confirming to St. Martin's, 
Battle, land in Barnhorne (Bernehonf) [in Bexhill] sold to the monks by Ingram Begen- 
ridere, a man of Wihelard de Bailol with the marsh given in addition by Wihelard with the 
consent of H[enry] Count of Eu. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; William de Pont de I'Arche. [1107-33.] 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 26; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. Hv" (without witnesses).] 

1062. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has given to Walter de Beauchamp 
all the land of Roger of Worcester, of whomsoever held. To hold with sac and soc, toll and 
team and infangthief, and all other customs which Roger ever enjoyed before he forfeited 
that land. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury {Eborac' MS.)i; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert 
Bp. of Lincoln; Richard Bp. of London; Ranulf the chancellor; R[obert] Count of Meulan; 
Henry Earl of Warwick; Earl David; Robert the King's son; Richard the King's son; 
Nigel de Albini; Hamo Dapifer; Adam de Port; William de Pirou; William de Tancarville; 
Brian fitz Count; Otuer fitz Count; William Peverel of Dover; Hamo Peverel; Richard 
Peverel; Simon de Beauchamp; Ralph Basset; Edward of Salisbury; Robert Murdac; Walter 
de Braci; Walter of Gloucester; Robert de Brus; William de Lusors. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 149; 'Cart. Warwici Comitum penes Dudlaeum, Baronem North (1675)' 

(copy). Dugdale, Baronage, i. 225 (abstract).] Farrer, Ilin. 335. 
This grant probably covered Walter's succession to Urse d'Abitot as constable and to his brother Robert 
as dispenser (see Round, G. de M. 314). The attestation of Brian fitz Count is unusual before 1125 
but he was already lord of Abergavenny in 1119 (Round, Peerage and Family History, 211). 
^ Farrer supplies [Thurstan Abp. of York]. 

1063. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne (SMr«a) 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Chester and R[ichard] Earl of Chester and 
R. de Ferrars and all his sheriffs, &c. : That he has given to Abbot Geoffrey the abbey of 
Burton, to hold as freely as any of his predecessors held it, with sac and soc, toll and team, 
and infangthief, &c. 

Witnesses: T. {sic) Abp. of Canterbury; [Thurstan] Abp. of York; [William] Bp. of 
Winchester; [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury and other bps. ; R[anulf] the chancellor; [Robert] 
Count of Meulan, &c. 

[Burton Cart, (in the possession of the Marquis of Anglesey) (copy). Wm. Salt Soc, Old Ser. v (i), 11 ; 
Monast. iii. 41 (vi) (incomplete): Shaw, Hist. Staffs. (1798-1801), App. to Burton.] Farrer, Itin. 337. 

The date of Geoffrey's appointment is given in the Burton Annals. 

1064. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne 

Notification by Henry to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln, Richard Bp. of London, Herbert Bp. 
of Norwich, William Bigod, Earl David, Gilbert the sheriff, and the barons of Norfolk and 
Huntingdon: Of a grant to Reginald Abbot of Ramsey of Wimbotsham [co. Norf.] with 
its appurtenances and Bury (beriam) [co. Hunt.] which William of Houghton held in return 
for an exchange which the abbot gave William in the King's presence. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Richard Bp. of London; 



HENRY I 119 

[Robert] Count of Meulan; Nigel de Albini; William de Albini; W[alter] of Gloucester; 
Geoffrey Ridel. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] i. 28; Ramsey Cart., fo. Sev"; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. 
Ramsey Cart. i. 245 ; Ramsey Cliroii. 221. \ Farrer, Ilin. 372. 

1065. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne 

Precept by Henry I to Eudo Dapifer: To do service to Reginald Abbot of Ramsey for the 
land which he holds of the abbot. 'Quod nisi feceris ipse recognoscat terram et inde non 
me intromittam.' 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. 231.] 

1066. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Earl David, Gilbert the sheriff, &c. : That the 
Abbot of Ramsey should take into his demesne Girton [co. Camb.] which Abbot Aldwin 
gave to Hervey the monk, and Nidingham and all the lesser lands which Aldwin gave unless 
they can prove their just claim in the Ramsey court. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. [of York]; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln: [Robert] Count of Meulan. 

[P.R.O., Exch. K.R. Misc. Bo. [E. 163] i, 28 (Ram. Cart.), fo. 57; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). Ramsey 

Cart. i. 245; ii. 291 ; Ramsey Chron. 221. \ Farrer, Itin. 373. 
Must be of the years 1114-15 from the joint appearance of Thurstan and Robert Count of Meulan. 

1067. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne 

Notification by Henry to Albold Abbot of St. Edmund's and William Bigod: Of a grant 
of free warren to Abbot Reginald of Ramsey in his manor of Lawshall [co. Suffolk). 
Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[P.R.O. Ramsey Cart., fo. 51b; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). Ramsey Cart. i. 249; Ramsey Chron. 283.) 
Farrer, Itin. 374. 

1068. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne (Boraa) 'in transitu'. 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter and Richard fitz Baldwin and his justi- 
ciar of Devon and Cornwall: That he has given in perpetual alms to Abbot Osbert and the 
church of Tavistock and Turold his monk all the churches of Scilly and the land pertaining 
to them, as the monks or hermits held them in the time of King Edward, or of Burgald bp. 
of Cornwall. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Thurstan Abp. of York; WilUam Bp. of Win- 
chester; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Richard Bp. of London; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert 
Count of Meulan; Nigel de Albini. 

[Tavistock Cart. (Woburn Abbey), fo. 5 (copy). Monast. ii. 501 (xviii). 'Ex cart, penes J. Maynard, f. 3a.'] 
Farrer, Itin. 336. 

1069. [1114, Sept. 13.] Westbourne [co. Sussex] 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has confirmed and granted in free 
alms to St. Mary's, Tewkesbury, the churches of Chaddesley Corbet (Cheddeslega) [co. 
Wore], and Eastleach-Turville (Lethe) [co. Glos.], the tithes of 'Chaldewella' [Chettle, co. 
Dorset?] and Fifehead, Sutton [Waldron], Badbury [co. Dorset] (Bacheberga), Buckhorn 
Weston (PFe.?rona) of Robert deBaschervilla; the tithes of Haresfield [co. Glos.], Mucheks- 
berga; the land called of Llancadle (Lancedel) (given to the church by Walchelin), Didcot [in 
Beckford, co. Glos.] (which the church holds by exchange with Alexander de Cormelis), 
Poulton (Poltond) [in Mildenhall, Wilts.] (given by Adeliza de Lisle for the soul of her hus- 
band, Reginald de Dunstanville); and two hides in Purbeck [co. Dorset]' (Porbica) of the fee 
of Robert de Clavill. Also granting a general exemption from all pleas and other burdens 
as complete as was that enjoyed by the lordship of Robert fitz Hamon, now of Robert the 
King's son. 

Witnesses : Ranulf the chancellor ; Hamo Dapifer. 

[Inspeximus in Chart. R. 28 Ed. I, No. 16; Pat. R. 10 Hen. IV, pt. 2, m. 5; Cotton MS. Cleop A. VII, 
fo. 72 (abstract). Monast. ii. 66 (iii) (from Pat. R.). D.K.R. xxx, App. 203 (abstract).] 
' Probably Orchard in Church Knowle, Dorset. 



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1070. 1114, Sept. 13. Westbourne 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c., of all England: That William Bp. of Win- 
chester has made the following agreement with Geoffrey Abbot of St. Peter's, New Minster, 
before the King and his barons. The bp. has surrendered Hyde, where the abbey of St. 
Peter now stands and the land adjacent to the abbey and the manor of [Abbot's] Worthy 
(Wrdie). These the King has granted to St. Peter's. Bp. WiUiam has conceded to the abbot 
the parochial rights (jjarrochiam) over these lands and the appurtenances of the church of 
Worthy (saving episcopal rights). The abbot has similarly surrendered, for the use of the 
bp. and the cathedral, the land on which St. Peter's monastery used to stand. The King on 
his part has given the bp. and cathedral five days in the fair of St. Giles, additional to the three 
days which they had before. Further arrangements have been made about the rights of 
sepulture and the episcopal procession on Palm Sunday, and the attendance of the abbot at 
mass in the cathedral, and at episcopal synods. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Turstin Abp. of York; Richard Bp. of London; 
Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John Bp. of Bath; William Bp. of Exeter; 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Robert Count of Meulan; Henry Earl of Warwick; Walter the 
constable; William de Tancarville, chamberlain; Adam de Port; Nigel d' Oilli; Henry de 
Port; Ralph de Limesi; Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 10 Ed. II, No. 9; 4 Ed. Ill, No. 85; Pat. R. 16 Ed. IV, m. 4; Cotton MS. Dom. XIV, 

fo. 22.' Cal. Chart. R. iii. 346; iv. 170; Moiiast. ii. 444.) Farrer, Itin. 334. 
'Haec convencio facta et confirmata est apud Burnham anno ab incarnacione Domini Mcxim, die iduum 

Septembris.' 

' The Charter Rolls of 10 Ed. II and 4 Ed. Ill confirm respectively the St. Swithun's and the Hyde portions 
of the chirograph. The Inspeximus by Edward IV is of the Hyde portion. 

107L [1114, Sept. 13?] Westbourne (fioma) 

Precept by Henry I to William de Pont de I'Arche: To allow the men of the Prior of 
Winchester fo have common of pasture in 'Manebrige' [Mainsbridge in South Stoneham, 
Hants?] rendering the customs as under William I and William IL 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. [1107-22.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 16^ (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 393.] 

1072. [1114, Sept. 13?] Westbourne (5or«a), [Sussex] 

Precept by Henry I to Thurstan Abp. of York, and Nigel de Albini, and Anschetil the 
Sheriff [of Yorkshire]: That Hugh the Dean [of St. Peter's, York] is to have, from those 
churches which the King has given to St. Peter's in alms, all his rights of tithe, parish-dues, 
lands, chapels, as his predecessors had them in the times of King Edward, William I, and 
William IL If anyone has done wrong to the dean, the persons addressed are to see that 
he lose nothing for lack of maintenance. And if the socs of those manors have been granted 
to any men, the mother-churches are none the less to have all their rights therein, and 
especially the churches and chapels which have been made in those socs. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1114-29.] 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus', pt. ii, fo. 10v°; Cotton MSS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 8, Vitell. A. II, 
fo. 127. Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 430; Raine, Histns. of the Church of York, iii. 53.] 

1073. [1114.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to all sheriffs in whose shires Abbot [Geoffrey] of Burton has 
lands: That the said abbot is to have his court fully with all his customs. 
Witness: R[anulf] the chancellor. 

[Burton Cart, (in the possession of the Marquis of Anglesey) (copy). Wm. Salt Soc, Old Ser., v (1), II.] 
In the cartulao' this writ is appended to No. 1063 confirming Abbot Geoffrey's election. The grant of 
Henry I is mentioned by Stephen in a writ relating to the same subject (op. cit. 1 1). 

1074. [1114, Dec. 25.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen and Henry Count of Eu, Adam de 
Gremonville (Gemmndivilla), and all of Normandy: Granting to the monks of Tiron the 
wood and church and land and tithes which the said Adam has given them. 



HENRY I 121 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Count of Meulan; William Earl Warenne; 
William de Tancarville, chamberlain; Stephen of Aumale. 

[Arch. Dep. Eure-et Loir, Cart, de Tiron, fo. 48 (copy). Merlet, Cartulaire . . . de Tiroii, i. 21 ; Round, 

C.D.F., 352, No. 994 (calendared).] Farrer, Ilin. 343. 
'in die qua Barones Normannie effecti [sunt] homines filii regis.' For this date see A.S.C. 

1075. [1100-14, Aug.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs and officials and lieges of all England: That all the 
private goods and raiment of the monks of St. Martin of Battle which they have bought 
for their private use are quit of all toll and custom. 

Witness: Turst[in] the chaplain. 

[Pat. R. 10 Hen. VI, pt. 1, mm. 22-1 {inspeximus); Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 13v° (omitting witness). 
Cal. Pat. R. 1429-36, 174.] 

1076. [1108-14, Feb.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Thomas Abp. [of York] : To allow the monks of Blyth to hold the 
King's alms quietly, as in the time of Abp. Thomas and Abp. Gerard. He is not to demand 
from them any payment for synods or for chrism, because their house is of the King's 
own alms. 

Witness : Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Copies in Harl. MS. 3759, fo. 96^ (imperfect) and fo. 105v°; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. No. 9, fo. 181 (im- 
perfect transcript); Dodsworth 152, fo. 130v° (transcript without witness). Raine, Hist, of Blyth, 184 
(3).] 

1077. [1109-14, Apr.] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of Canterbury, Ralph Bp. of Rochester, Hugh Abbot 
of St. Augustine's, and Hamo Dapifer, &c. : That he has granted to Abbot Hugh and his 
monks all the lands which the monks of Holy Trinity, Canterbury, gave them by way of 
an exchange for land which they received for the enlargement of their cemetery, whether it 
be of the King's land, or of the gift of Hugh Maminot, his wife, and heirs, or of others. 

Witnesses: Roger [Bp.] of Salisbury; R[obert]i Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; 
Hamo Dapifer; William de Albini; Ranulph Meschin. 

[Copies in Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. (15th c), fo. 686; Cotton MS. Claud. D. X, fo. 72; B.M. Add. MS. 
29437, fo. 105. Hist. Mon. St. Aug. Cant. 359.] Farrer, Ilin. 269. 

The name of the abp. is not specified. The writ is therefore probably between Anselm's death in Apr. 1 109 
and the next election. The author of the Historia gives the date 1 104 in his chronological summary. But 
Ralf Bp. of Rochester was appointed 29 June 1 108 (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 196) and Henry crossed to Nor- 
mandy very soon after, returning about the end of May 1 109, after Anselm's death. Ralf administered 
the see of Canterbury until his own election as abp. 26 Apr. 1 1 14 (op. cit. 251). 
' Cotton and Add. MSS. read 'Roger'. 

1078. [1109-14, Apr.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Rochester: To do right between the Abbot of St. 
Augustine and the archdeacon of Canterbury concerning the priests of the abbey of 
St. Augustine, that the abbot may have his customs from them as Abbot Scotland had. 

Witness: Hamo Dapifer (Cott. MS. 'Henry'). 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Claud. D. X, fo. 57v''; Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. fo. 69; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, 

fo. 91 (transcript, 17th c). Hist. Mon. St. Aug. Cant. 361 ; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 1 10.] 
The author of the Historia gives the date 1 1 1 3 in his chronological table. 

1079. [1108, June-1 114, Feb.] 

Precept {notum sit vobis quod volo et precipio) by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. of Norwich, 
the sheriff and all his lieges and officials in Norfolk and Suffolk and wherever St. Edmund 
of Bury has lands: That the partition, made by Robert, the Abbot of St. Edmunds, of the 
revenues of the abbey hold good for ever. The abbot is to have his manors and rents; the 
prior and convent are to have theirs. When the abbacy is vacant the King's officials are to 
claim no power over the manors of the convent, but only in the royal rights in the soke of 



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eight hundreds and a half. The King also confirms to the convent the right of freely electing 
abbots from among their own number, as Edward the Confessor conceded to them. 
Witness: Thomas Abp. of York and others. 

[Copies in C.U.L. Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 166; B.M. Add. MSS. 14847 (Album Reg.), fo. 34; 14848 
(Reg. Curteys), fo. 72 ; Harl. MS. 1005, fo. 42 ; 743, fo. 278 ; 3977, fo. 72. Battely, Antiquilates S. Edmundi, 
58 (from the Reg. Sacristae) and 153; Moitasl. iii. 153; E.H.R. xxiv. 425; Douglas, Feudal Docs., 69, 
No. 35.] Farrer, Itin. 238. 

Robert died 16 Sept. 1107. 

1080. [1104-14.] 

Notitia of a Charter by Henry I to Robert de Lacy: Granting that his land be not 
afforested or be otherwise in the forest than as when the King last crossed the sea. 
[P.R.O. D. of L. Misc. [D.L. 41], Port. 1, m. 36. Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 1422.] 

1081. [1108-14.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry to the Abp. of Canterbury and Ralph Bp. of Rochester and Hamo the 
sheriff and all his barons: That A[vice] Abbess of Mailing hold all her possessions as freely 
as any other abbess holds them. No one is to meddle with her property and her land, except 
by her leave. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Chart. R. 21 Ed. Ill, m. 12, No. 22 (inspeximus). Cal. Chan. R. v. 56 (4).] Farrer, Itin. 222. 

1082. [1108-14, Feb.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff [of Yorkshire] : That the land of Thomas [II] 
Abp. [of York] is not to pay geld otherwise than it was wont in the time of Thomas [I] 
the abp. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus', iii, fo. 70; iv. fo. 18. Farrer, E.y.C, No. 17.] Farrer, /rm. 276. 

1083*. [1108-14, Feb.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c., of all England: That he has confirmed to 
St. Peter's of York all the possessions liberties and customs which it had in the time of 
Edward the Confessor and Abp. Aldred. Then follows a description (probably interpolated) 
of the penalties for violating the peace of the cathedral or of the stone frith-stool near the 
high-altar; and of the peace attaching to the houses of the canons and the cemetery; and 
of the jurisdictional rights which the canons have over their land. 

Witnesses: Thomas^ Abp. of York; W[illiam] Gif[fard], Bp. of Winchester; R[obert 
Bloet], Bp. of Lincoln; R[anulf] Flambard, Bp. of Durham; William Earl Warenne; 
R. Basset; G[eoffrey] Ridel; F[orne] son of Sigulf. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 33 Ed. I, m. 6; 1 Ed. HI, No. 36; York Minster, 'Liber Albus', i, fo. 64; ii, fo. 1; 

Cotton MSS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 1 ; Nero D. Ill, fo. 39 (37) v° (from inspeximus of 37 Hen. Ill); Bodl. 

Dodsworth MS. 9, fo. 9 (from Lib. D, fo. 139) (transcript). Raine, Historians of the Church of York, iii. 

34; Monasl. vi. 1180; Raine, Priory of Hexham, i. 61 (extract).] Farrer, Itin. 275. 
'In prima cum sigillo' (Marginal note in MS. Claud. B. 111). 
Highly suspicious, but possibly an inflated copy of a genuine charter. It was confirmed in the same terms 

by Stephen. Forne son of Sigulf's other attestations are about 1121-4]. 
The Inspeximus of 37 Hen. Ill is not enrolled, but is confirmed by the Inspeximus of 33 Ed. I. 

^ Name in 'Liber Albus'. 

1084. [1108-14] 

Notification by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. [of Norwich], Ralf de Bella Fago, and the barons 
of Norfolk : That he has granted to the church [of Thetford] the land of Kilverstone (Lw/- 
\erst') which William de Albini gave them in alms. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. 

[Cotton MS. Vitell. F. IV, fo. 161v° (transcript, apparently from a Thetford cartulary).] 

Ralf de Bella Fago seems to have been sheriff 1 108-14 approximately. 



HENRY I 123 

1085. [c. 1115?] Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to Rayner {Ramondo) of Envermeu : Forbidding him to do any wrong 
to the monks of St. Laurence of Envermeu; for he wills that they hold their multure and all 
that is theirs as they held in the time of Hugh de Envermeu. 

Witness : Nigel de Albini. [1 1 1 1-29.] 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 10058, fo. 8 (transcript). Round, C.D.F., 133, No. 395 (calendared).] 

Rayner of Envermeu had succeeded Hugh by the date of the Lindsey survey (1113-18). The writ was prob- 
ably issued soon after Hugh's death. 

1086. [c. 1115.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I addressed to the Vicomte of Arques : Granting to the monks of 
St. Laurence of Envermeu an annual fair to be held on the eve of the feast of dedication. 
Witnesses: Nigel de Albini; William de Tancarville. 
[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 10058, fo. 45 (transcript). Round, C.D.F., 132 (No. 394) (calendared).] 

1087. [c. 1115?] Caen 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of Rouen and the Bps. of Bayeux and Evreux and all 
of Normandy: That he has restored and confirmed to Roland d'Oissel his land of Oissel 
with all the appurtenances and liberties enjoyed by his ancestors; namely, in the forest of 
Rouvray (Rovreium) the right of hunting the hare, fox, cat and marten, and wood for making 
his harbourage, and pannage through all the King's forests. He is to find straw for the use 
of the King's chamber and a down quilt (culta de dun) to cover the King's bed when he comes 
to Oissel, and a lodging for the King's butler and to keep the quilt until the King returns 
(et dum recessero custodire cuUam). 

Witnesses: William de Albini; William Peverel of Dover; Ralph de Limesi; Gilbert son 
of Reiner (/?e«(?/-'). [1111-28.] 

[Paris, Archives Nationales, Tresor des Chartes, Angleterre, xx. No. 4, carton J. 655 (original); Paris, 
Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 8408 (copy). Delisle, Cartulaire Normand, No. 2; Round, C.D.F., 464 (No. 1278) 
(calendared); Report on Foedera, App. D 1 12.] Farrer, Itin. 345. 

William Peverel and Ralph de Limesi seem to have accompanied the King to Normandy in 1 114 (see Nos. 
1062 and 1070). 

1088. 1115. Aumale 

Charter by Stephen Count of Aumale (with the consent of Henry I and Stephen's wife 
and son) to the monks of St. Lucien of Beauvais, to whom his mother, Adeliza, gave the 
church of St. Martin d'Auchy lez Aumale [in Comm. of Ste. Marguerite, Seine-Inf.], outside 
the castle of Aumale: Confirming to them, for the remission of his sins and those of his 
uncle King William I, the church of St. Martin with the revenues thereto pertaining; also 
all the churches and tithes which he holds in England from King Henry, to hold as freely 
as he held from the King. 'Ipsi sacerdotes ita liberrime habeant et teneant a me ut neque 
Dapifer neque Vicecomes nee aliquis ministrorum meorum super eos manus imponant; si 
vero sacerdotes forisfecerint ahquid, illi justificent.' The churches and tithes (lying in 
Holderness and Lindsey, &c.). He also grants the tithes of his demesne in corn, cattle, 
sheep, pigs, cheese, and colts {puUomm equarum mearum). Also one tenant (hospitem unum) 
at the river of Hedon (Heldone), and the passage of the Humber for the use of the monks and 
their servants. Also all the churches and tithes of his land in Normandy (enumerated). 

Witnesses : Walter de Senarpont {Senardi Ponle); Geoffrey fitz Fulk; William Bisa; Beren- 
gar d'Aunay (de AIneto); Ralph de Porta; Gerard de Caineio; Girold de Hornet [Homet?]; 
Alan de Hambi; William d' Aumale (/!//)««/'); Richer, his brother, the count's clerk; Robert 
the dean; Albert the canon; Warner the clerk. 

[Original formerly in the muniment-chest of Kirkstall Abbey, in the tower of St. Mary's, York; Lansd. 
MS. 207c, fo. 92 (transcript). Neiistria Pia. 731; Moiiast. vi. 1020; Farrer, E.Y.C. No. 1304.] 

'Actum est apud Albam-Marlam, regnante Henrico rege Anglorum et Duce Normannorum et ipso con- 
cedente; uxore mea, hac causa, et filio meo concedentibus, anno mcxv ab Incarnatione Domini.' 

The church was assigned to Burstall Priory which was sold to Kirkstall in 1394. 

A French version of the charter, with an additional grant of tithes (including tithe of the 
cargo of the count's ship arriving from England), with a separate list of Norman witnesses. 



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The list, which corresponds with the Latin, omits Walter de Senarpont, and reads ' Gerard 
de Camero ' and ' Richard ' for Richer. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. Tr. 14553, ff. 1-t (copy); MS. Clairambault 1059, fos. 235-6 (transcript). Farrer, 
E.Y.C., No. 1304 (vol. iii, pp. 32-33).] 

1088a. 1115 

Charter of Henry I and Richard Earl of Chester to St. Martin of Troarn and the cell of 
N6tre-Dame-du-Desert: Giving them the church of the castle of Vire, free from any power 
{potestate) but the King's, with its appurtenances and the tithe of all the rents of the castle; 
and confirming the gifts (specified) made by Ranulf de Presles (Prateriis) for the salvation 
of himself and his wife, and the souls of his father and mother and his brother Robert, 
who died a monk of Troarn; and confirmed by his nephew and heir Alfred de Combray 
(Combraio) at the dedication of the cell in 1115. Other gifts (specified) are also confirmed. 

Signa: Henry Prince of the Normans, King of the English; Richard Earl of Chester. 

[Arch. Dep. Calvados, Chartrier Blanc de Troarn, fo. 49; Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. fos. 65v°, 66 (tran- 
scripts). Sauvage, Troarn, 366; Round, C.P.R. 169 (No. 477) (calendared).] 

Ranulfs gifts included two-thirds of the tithe of Dalby (Dalbeia) and Ulceby (Olesbeia) [near Alford, 
Lines.] and the dwelling {mansuram) of Seward the brewer (hracheatoris). 

We are indebted to Professor Geoffrey Barraclough for the information that three versions of this charter 
exist in the Livre Rouge de Troarn. In one the King alone appears as the giver of the charter, in another 
the King and earl appear jointly, the signa of both being given in both versions. The third is in narrative 
form, without signa. None of the three is clearly derived from one of the others, nor could any of them 
have been drawn up in the Chancery. They probably, however, represent a genuine transaction. 
Professor Barraclough proposes to print all three texts in Diplomata comitum Cestriae, which he is 
preparing for the Chetham Society. 

1089. 1115 [after July.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Norwich, the sheriffs of Suffolk and Essex, and 
all the barons of both shires: That he grants to St. Mary of Abingdon, and Abbot Faritius, 
the alms given by Hubert de Montchensy (Monte Canesi); namely, the church of Edward- 
stone [co. Suff.] with the lands, tithes, and other appurtenances; two-thirds of the tithes of 
Staverton [in Butley, Suff.] and Stansted [Hall, in Halstead, co. Essex], &c. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Grimbald the physician; Everard (Jurardo), the arch- 
deacon; Walter the archdeacon; Wilham de Albini; Roger fitz Richard; Nigel d' Oilli; 
Ralph Basset; Geoffrey fitz Payn. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 137; C. IX, fo. HSv"; Cotton MS. Vesp. B, XV, fo. 59 (tran- 
script from a Colne Priory Cart.). Hist. Man. de Abingdon, ii. 62 (from Cotton MS. Claud. B, VI).] 
Farrer, Itin. 358. 

'Descripta est autem hujus concessionis carta anno ab Incamatione Dominica m c xv.' 

1090. [1115?] Sept. 13. Westminster 

Notification by Matilda Queen of the English to Richard Bp. of London and Hugh de 
Bocland and Aldwin the chamberlain (camio) and to all the officials of the King and herself 
and all the men of Essex: That she has granted to the canons and church of the Holy Cross 
at Waltham a fair on the feast of the Holy Cross, with all the customs pertaining to a fair. 
They are to hold their fair as well and quietly as the Queen herself held it, and all resorting 
to the fair are to have the firm peace of the King and Queen. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Nigel d' Oilli; Ranulf the chaplain; Geoffrey the 
Queen's chaplain, canon of the said church; Aldwin the chamberlain (camio); Odo Morius. 
[1108-18.] 

[Copies in Waltham Abbey Cart. Harl. MS. 391, fo. 50; Cotton MS. Tib. C. IX, fo. 50v'' (imperfect). 

W. Stubbs, The Foundation of Waltham Abbey, 54.] 
'Pridie ante exaltationem Sanctae Crucis.' 
The place and date and some of the witnesses suggest 1115. If so, it is possible that Ranulf the chaplain 

may be a mistake for Ranulf the chancellor. 

1091. 1115, Sept. 16. Westminster, 'in concilio' 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to Bp. Bernard the see 
of SS. Andrew the Apostle and David in the city of St. David's (in civitate Menevensi) to 
hold with all appurtenances and customs as freely as the said church of any Bp. held in the 



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time of William and Edward the Confessor and Grifin or at any other time. No one is to 
deforce him of anything, or to hold anything wrongfully against him. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; William son of the King and Queen; Ralph Abp. of Canter- 
bury ; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen ; Turstin Abp.-elect of York ; Richard Bp. of London ; Roger 
Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; John Bp. of Lisieux; and all the other bps. of 
England; Urban Bp. of Glamorgan; Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux; Everard fitz 
Count; Geoffrey the chaplain; Richard the chaplain, Custos Sigilli; Robert Count of Meu- 
lan; Earl Henry his brother; Richard Earl of Chester; Robert the King's son; Gilbert fitz 
Richard; Walter of Gloucester; Adam de Port; Hamo Dapifer; Wilham de Albini; Nigel 
de Albini. 

[Pat. R. 32 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 33 {Inspeximiis). Cal. Pat. R. J35S-6I, 7.] Farrer, Itin. 347. 

'Anno ab incamatione Domini millesimo centesimo quintodecimo quartodecimo Kalend' Octobr' in- 
dictione octava, epacta vicesima tercia, concurr' iiii, anno prefati regis quintodecimo.' 

Eadmer {Hisr. Nov. 231) dates the council 'xvi. Kal. Oct.' 

1092. [1115, Sept. 16?] 

Charter of confirmation (in Diploma form) by Henry I to God and St. Mary of Abingdon : 
Of various lands acquired by Abbot Faritius. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Matilda; Wilham the King's son; Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; 
Thurstan Abp. of York; William Bp. of Winchester; William Bp. of Exeter; Theowulf 
(Theoldus) Bp. of Worcester; Roger Abbot of Fecamp; Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 147; C. IX, fo. 154. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 109; Momst. i. 

521 (21) (incorrectly).] Farrer, Itin. 367. 
Theowulf Bp. of Worcester was consecrated 27 June 1115 (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 230). William Bp. of Exeter 
was sent to Rome after the council at Westminster 1 6 Sept. 1115 (ibid. 234). The names of the witnesses 
suggest that this charter was issued at that council. 

1093. [1115, Sept. 16?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Abp. of Canterbury and Wilham deEynesford (//awwej- 
ford), the sheriff, &c. : That he has granted to Hugh Abbot [of St. Augustine's, Canterbury] 
and all his successors, the right of holding a market in the Isle of Thanet. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert 
Count of Meulan. (B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 98v° and Claud. D. X, fo. 185v° give Roger 
Bp. of SaHsbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini.) [1114-16.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 20 Ed. II, No. 6; 36 Ed. Ill, No. 3; 8 Hen. IV, No. 1 ; Pat. R. 2 Hen. VI, pt. 3, m. 5; 
4 Ed. IV, pt. 4, m. 29; B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 98v'' (from Inspeximiis of 20 Ed. II); Cotton MSS. 
Jul. D. II, fo. 90V> (186); Claud. D. X, fo. 64v° (from Inspe.\imus) and 185v'';Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. 
fo. 69v°. Hist. Mon. St. Aug. Cant. 365.] Farrer, Itin. 471. 

1094. [1115, Sept. 16?] 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Norwich and R. Basset and all the King's 
justiciars and R. fitz Walter and the barons of Norfolk and Suffolk: That Ralph son of 
Godric has rendered to the church of St. Benet's Holme the land of Hardley which Ralph 
held of the church in ferm. Let the church hold it in peace. 

Witnesses: Ralph the Abp.; Herbert Bp. of Norwich; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert 
Bp. of Chester ; Hervey Bp. of Ely. [1114-16.] 

[Cotton MS. Galba E. II, fo. 31. Monast. iii. 86, No. viii; West, St. Benet of Holme, i. No. 6.] Farrer, 

Ilin. 352. 
Eyton dates this c. Sept. 1115. 'So many Bps. attesting indicates a Council.' Ralf's own charter made at 
St. Stephen's Church, Norwich, 'coram duobus comitatibus videlicet Norfolchie atque SufFolch', is 
printed by Douglas, Medieval East Anglia, p. 244, and by West, op. cit.. No. 120. 

1095. [1115, Sept. 16?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c. : That the King has given and granted to the 
abbey of St. Benet's, Holme, and Richer the abbot, the churches of Scottow [co. Norf.] 
and Lammas [co. Norf.]. 



126 CALENDAR 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; 
William Earl Warenne; ^et multis aliis\ [1 1 14-18.] 

[Cotton MS. Galba E. 11, fo. 306 (copy). Monast. iii. 86, (vi); West, St. Benet of Holme, i. No. 4.] 

Farrer, Iliii. "ill. 
There is a dating clause : ' Facta est haec donacio anno ab incarnacione domini M illesimo Centesimo septimo 

decimo apud Westmonasterium.' Eyton suggests Sept. 1115, when a council was held at Westminster 

at which the first three witnesses were present. Farrer queries Westminster. Henry was in Normandy 

in 1117, and Robert was presumably with him. 

1096*. 1115 [Sept. 16?] Westminster 

Pretended record of a suit 'coram Rege Henrico et curia ejus apud Westmonasterium': 
To prove that St. Mary's, Woolchurch (Niwechirche), London, was part of the fee of Eudo 
Dapifer on the day when King William the younger died. Eudo is now dead but the barons 
of his honour bore witness to the truth of the claim, and offered to prove it in any way the 
court decreed. The court decided that, since Eudo's fief had escheated to the Crown, the 
abbot should keep possession. 'Ita rex judicio curie tradidit abbati Colcestrie cum carta 
possidere ecclesiam illam dicens " Per mortem Dei, domine abbas, hodie promerui amicitiam 
meam a vobis. Quia vos liberavi de magno placito. Cavete iterum placitare."' 

The suit reported to the convent by: Abbot Gilbert; Osmund the prior; Gunduin the 
monk of Bee; Wlward and Simeon, monks. 

[Cart. St. John's, Colchester, Colchester, i. 50 (copy).] Farrer, Ilin. 353a. 

This plea was apparently heard after the death of Eudo (1 120). But in vol. i, p. 82 of the cartulary there is a 
record of the suit which dates it 1 1 15. This purports to be by Richard Bp. of London who was present, 
and reports: 'Rex inito consilio cum episcopis ceterisque consiliariis suis in propria persona sententiara 
protulit. . . . Conversus vero ad abbatem Colecestrie, dixit "Domine abba vade in pace, et nulli ulterius 
sine mea jussione super hac ecclesia respondeas. Quia cum ego sim heres ipsius Eudonis, ad me pertinet 
ipsius warantizare donationes." ' See Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 160-4. 

1097. 1115 [after Sept. 18.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Walter de Gant and all the barons 
of Lincolnshire: That he has confirmed to Ralph the monk, formerly Prior of Bardney, the 
place and church as an abbey; this at the prayer of Walter de Gant, and with the leave of 
Abbot Fulcard of Chartres, whose monk Ralph was. The abbey is to hold its possessions 
with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief, and ail the liberties enjoyed by other abbeys 
in England. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Ranulf the chancellor; [Hugh] abbot of Selby; Walter de Gant; 
Alan de Percy; Ralph de Gant; Ralph de Alost; Ralph de Nevill (Novilla). [18 Sept. 1115- 
May 1116.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 5 Ed. Ill, No. 10; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XX, fo. 40. Monast. i. 629 (No. iii).] Farrer, 

/tin. 354. 
'xvi° anno postquam rex accepit regnum Anglie.' 
Round (G. de M. 430) is doubtful of the date, but there seems no valid reason to question it: except the 

difficulty of identifying Fulcard Abbot of Chartres. 

1098. [1115?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Os[bert] Sheriff [of Lincolnshire and Yorks.] and all his barons 
and lieges: That he has granted to the church of Bardney the lands and churches of Barton 
[upon Humber] and the church of Hunmanby (Hundemanby) with their tithes, &c., which 
Gilbert of Gant and his son Walter gave. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Meschin; William, Constable of the Earl [of Chester] {Conestabil com''). 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XX, fo. 42v° (old 38v") (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 1142.] 

Probably of the same date as the preceding (No. 1097). Barton on Humber was held by the constable of 
Chester. 

1098a. [1115, after Sept. 15?] Winchester. 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed for England : That he confirms, for his own 
soul and those of Matilda his Queen, William his son, and his own parents, the gift by 



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William de Rullos to St. Mary's, Bee, of all his land in [North] Hykeham (Hicaham), with 
sae, soc, &e., as they hold their other lands in England. 

Witnesses: William the King's son; Robert Bp. of Lincoln (Lingoniensis); Roger Bp. of 
SaHsbury; Ranulf the chancellor; William de Albini; Walter of Gloucester (Gloecestre); 
Adam de Port; Ralf Basset. [1115-20.] 

[Windsor, D. and C, Charter Roll (XI. G. 11) (13th-c. copy). Chibnall, Select Documents, xvii (p. 10)]. 
This is presumably the land in North Hykeham which Sortebrand the Thane, William's predecessor at 

Burton-by-Lincoln, claimed in 1086 [Foster, Lines. Domesday, pp. 229 (72/29) and 242 (L. 3/20)]. 

William the King's son does not attest before 1115. 

1099. [1115, after Sept. 18.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I 'rex Anglie', generally addressed: That he has confirmed to the 
church of St. Georges de Boscherville and the monks, the land of [Edith] Weston [co. Rutl.] 
and his church and land of Avebury [co. Wilts.] with the demesne, and the land of Winter- 
bourne [Dauntsey, co. Wilts.] and the church of Hailes [co. Glos.] in perpetual alms to 
be held free of shires and hundreds and hidages {hikhagiis) and wapentakes, &c., and all 
royal plaints and customs. 

Witnesses: Bernard Bp. of St. David's; John Bp. of Lisieux; WiUiam de Tancarville, 
chamberlain; Geoffrey fitz Payn. [1115-29.] 

[Ancient Deeds, A. 7575 (original?); Chart. R. 37 Hen. Ill, m. 2; Cartae Antiquae, 3, No. 2. Cal. Chart. 
R. i. 436; Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 74 (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 355. 

Double tag for seal. Cf. No. 1 100, which is of the same date. The writing of this charter looks more like 
a hand of the end of the 12th century. 

1100. [1115, after Sept. 18.] Winchester 

Charter by Henry I addressed generally: Granting to the abbey of St. Georges de 
Boscherville that its goods shall be free of tolls and other dues in all his domains on both 
sides of the sea. In England its men are to be quit of shire- and hundred-court, hidage 
and all other claims at Avebury [co. Wilts.] and [Edith] Weston [co. Rutl.] 

Witnesses: Bernard Bp. of St. David's; John Bp. of Lisieux; Wilham de Tancarville, 
chamberlain; Geoffrey fitz Payn. [1115-29.] 

[Arch. Dep. Seine Inf. (original); Rouen, Publ. Lib. Cart de S. Georges de Boscherville, fo. 61 (copy). 
Round, C.D.F. 67 (No. 199) (calendared).] 

1101. [1115, Nov.-Dec] 

Notification by Henry I to Adam de Port and all sheriffs in whose shires the Bp. of Here- 
ford has lands, &c. : That he has given to Bp. Geoffrey the see of Hereford, with toll and 
team, and infangthief, soc and sac, and all other customs which Bp. Robert ever enjoyed. 
Geoffrey may resume all the demesnes which were subsequently alienated in prebenda or 
otherwise. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury (Salopesbury); Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Ranulf, 
Chancellor {Cantuariensi); William Peverel of Dover; Hamo Peverel; Payn fitz John, and 
others. 

[Hereford Cath. Swinfield's Reg. fo. 15v° (copy). Capes, Chart, etc. of Hereford Cath. 3; Reg. R. de 
Swinfield, 49.] 

1102. 1115, Dec. 28. St. Albans 

Charter of Henry I recording the consecration of the abbey church of St. Albans on Holy 
Innocents' Day, a.d. 1116, 9th indiction, by order of the King and at the instance of Richard 
the abbot, by Robert Bp. of Lincoln, with Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen, Roger Bp. of Salisbury, 
Richard Bp. of London, and Ranulf Bp. of Durham, and the gift by the King to the abbey 
of the church of Biscot [in Luton, co. Bedf.]. 

Witnesses: the Queen; William the King's son; Robert Count of Meulan; Stephen Count 
of Mortain; Richard Earl of Chester; William de Warenne; David the Queen's brother. 
Earl [of Huntingdon]; Walter Earl of Buckingham; Ranulf the chancellor; Eudo, Hamo, 
William Bigod, and William de Pirou, dapiferi; William de Albini, pinccrna; Walter the 
constable; Ranulf [Meschin] vicomte [of Bayeux]; Hugh de Bocland; William Peverel [of 



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Dover]; Pain his brother; Humphrey de Albini; Adam de Port; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; 
William his brother; Hugh de Gournai. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Nero, D. I, fo. 154v''; Otho D. Ill, fos. 117v° and 108 (imperfect).' Matthew 

Paris, Chron. Majora (R.S.), vi. 36 (from Nero D. I).] Farrer, Itin. 361. 
' The text of 'Otho D. Ill' is much damaged by fire and the leaves have been misplaced in binding. The 
charter begins on fo. 1 17v° and ends on fo. 108. 

1103. [1115, Dec.?] St. Albans 

Precept by Henry I to Walter Sheriff of Gloucester: That the land of the monks of Glou- 
cester be quit of cahaghim and swnmagium and conductus for the King's service. 
Witness: Adam de Port. 
[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 193v°. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Clone, ii. 220.] 

1104. [1115, Dec.?] Hertford 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and the canons of St. Mary of Lincoln 
and all the barons, French and English, of Lincolnshire and Oxfordshire, and all the barons 
of the whole bishopric of Lincoln: Giving and granting to God and St. Mary of Lincoln the 
churches of King's Sutton (Sutona) [co. Northampton] with their appurtenances and the 
land of Horley (Homleia) [co. Oxford] which Ranulf Bp. of Durham held of the King to 
the augmentation (ad acrescens) of the prebend which the said Bp. Ranulf and Elias his son 
had in the church of St. Mary of Lincoln. Commanding also that the same Elias son of Bp. 
Ranulf hold the whole prebend with its augmentation for the term of his hfe, and that if he 
die before Bp. Ranulf his father, the whole prebend shall remain free and quit to the latter; 
but that after the death of both, the prebend shall remain to God and St. Mary and the 
church of Lincoln and the bp. Robert Bp. of Lincoln has granted this to Ranulf the bp. and 
EUas his son in the King's presence. 
Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Ranulf the chancellor. [1110-22.] 
[Copies in Lincoln 'Reg. Antiquiss.', fo. 5d, No. 33; Reg. Superantiq., No. 1 1 ; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, 
fo. \\d\ Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 51. Monast. riii. 1273 (xxx.); Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 33.] Farrer, 
Itin. 432. 
Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen was in England 11 15-16 and 1121. The bps. named and the chancellor were at 
St. Albans 28 Dec. 1115 (No. 1102). 

1105. [1115?] 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland and the King's lieges of London and Essex: 
That he has granted to the canons of St. Martin, for the benefit of the house of St. Martin 
le Grand at London, their sac and soc, toll and team, and infangthief, within the city and 
outside it. They are to hold their property as peacefully as any other canons in England. 
This he grants for the souls of King Edward [the Confessor] and William I and his mother 
and his brother. King William, and for his own soul. [1100-15.] 

[West. Abbey Mun. Bk. 5, fo. lev (copy); B.M. Lansd. MS. 170, fo. 58v'' (transcript).] 

1106. [1115?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and the justiciar, sheriflF, barons, and 
lieges of London : That he has confirmed to the church and canons of St. Martin's le Grand 
of London, at the request of Bp. Roger of Salisbury, the church of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, 
with the land of the King's socage which pertains to it, as given by Turstin the priest. The 
recipients are to hold the church and its appurtenances of parochial rights and lands and 
customs, saving the King's right of socage. 

Witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux (MS. Lincolniensi): Ranulf the chancellor. [1 108-22.] 

[Chart. R. 17 Ed. Ill, m. 16 (Inspe.ximus). Cal. Chart. R. v. 16.] 
John Bp. of Lisieux was in England in 1115. 

1107. [1115?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and the sheriff and all barons and 
lieges of London: That he grants to St. Martin's le Grand the church of St. Botulf, Alders- 



HENRY I 129 

gate, which is in the royal demesne, with the whole parish and all its appurtenances as 
Turstin the priest gave it to St. Martin's with his body. Roger Bp. of Salisbury and the said 
canons are to hold the church as freely as Turstin and his predecessors ever held it. 
Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton. [1108-22.] 

[Chart. R. 17 Ed. Ill, m. 16 (Inspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. v. 16.] 
This is probably of about the same date as the preceding charter. 

1108. [1115?] Westminster 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Geoffrey Dean [of Waltham], Aldwin the chamberlain, 
and all the canons of Waltham: That she has granted to St. Cuthbert and the monks of 
Durham the land in Epping and Nazeing [co. Essex] which Bruning the canon held on the 
day of his death. 

Witnesses: William the King's son; Earl David; Aldwin the chamberlain. [1113-16.] 

Seal: white wax (Greenwell and Blair 3018). 

[Durham Cath. Treasury, i"'" iii''" Ebor. (N. 1), No. 13 (original). New Palaeog. Soc. Facsimiles, i, 

pi. 71 (b)]. 
Earl David and William were both at St. Albans on 28 Dec. (No. 1 102). 

1109. [1115.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to R[ichard] Bp. of London and Geoffrey the dean and Ald[win] 
the chamberlain and all the canons of Holy Cross and all the lieges of Walthamshire : That 
he has confirmed the grant which Queen Matilda made to St. Cuthbert and his monks, 
namely, one hide and a half in Epping and a half-hide in Nazeing, which Bruning the canon 
held on the day of his death; to hold with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief, free 
from every kind of work and service, as the saint holds his other lands. The monks of the 
saint are not to plead or answer at law to any man respecting this gift; for the King has 
confirmed all that the said Queen gave by her writ. 

Witness: Queen Matilda. [1113-1116.] 

[Durham Cath. Treasury, ii"""" i""^"=, Regalium, No. 3 (original).] 

1110. [1114-15.] 

Precept by Henry I to Wilham de Pont de I'Arche, and the reeve and collectors of Win- 
chester: Freeing from geld, scots, aids, &c., the house of Abbot Faritius in Winchester. 
Witness: Walter of Gloucester. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 148; C. IX, fo. I54v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 112.] 
Date known from Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 111. 

1111. [1100-15.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry to Hugh de Bocland and his justiciars, and all his barons, French and 
English, of Berkshire: Commanding that the Abbot of Abingdon have his hundred of 
Hormer as any of his predecessors ever best had it in the time of the King his father and 
brother, and in particular the plea as to a mare (equd) as to which Osbert made a claim 
{unde Osbertus calumniatus fuit). 

Witness: the chancellor. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. MSv"; C. IX, fo. 154v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 115.] 

1112. [1100-15.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to 0[sbert] the sheriff and all the barons of Yorkshire: That the land 

of St. John [of Beverley] pay no geld, unless it did so in the time of Edward the Confessor 

and William I, but let it be quit according as the men of the shire-court shall bear witness. 

The saint to have his customs as well as he had them under the Confessor and the Conqueror. 

Witness: Robert Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 4 Ed. II, m. 20; 4 Ed. Ill, No. 25; Confirm. R. 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 2, No. 13; 3-4 Ph. 
& Mary, No. 15 ; Beverley Town Cart., fo. 246. Cal. Chart. R. iii. 140; Hist. MSS. Comm. Rep. on MSS. 
of Corp. of Beverley, 26; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 91.] Farrer, Itin. 279. 
Osbert appears to be dead in 1 115 (E.H.R. xxxvii. 164). 

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1113. [1106-15.] London 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert SheriflFof York and Gerald de Bridesale: To cause the church 
of St. John of Beverley to have its tithes of all the lands from which the men of the county 
shall witness that it ought to have them. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; [Robert] Count of Meulan. 

[Harl. MS. 560, fo. 24v° (transcript). Farrer, E.Y.C.. No. 92; Selden, History of Tythes (1618), p. 417 
(probably from Cotton MS. Otho C. XVI— now lost).] 

1114. [1107-15.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to his sheriffs and barons: That he has confirmed to St. John of 
Colchester and Abbot Hugh the land which William Peverel of London gave. 
Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 
[Carl, of St. John's, Colchester, i. 26.] Farrer, Itin. 203. 
The abbot must be Hugh I who retired in 1115. 

1115. [1100-15.] Windsor 

Mandate by Henry I to Geoffrey Dapifer of Count Stephen [of Brittany] and his 
officials: To reseise Robert Bp. of Lincoln of the church of Hough on the Hill as Count 
Stephen gave it, and let the bp. hold it in peace till the count's return. And if anything 
has been taken thence, let it be restored at once. If Geoffrey does not do this, Osbert the 
sheriff" of Lincoln is to do it. 

Witness: Nigel d' OiUi. 

[Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 11, No. 71 (copy). Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 71.] Farrer, Itin. 322a. 
Geoffrey probably succeeded Wimar as steward of Count Stephen (Clay, £. K.C., viii. 353, «.). The address 
to him seems to imply that Count Stephen was out of England, which probably excludes 1101 as the date. 

1116. [1100-15.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to Ranulf Meschin, Osbert the sheriff, Picot son of Colsuein, and 
Wigod of Lincoln: Commanding them to view the boundaries (divisas) between the King's 
manor of Torksey and the manor of Stow and to cause them to be recognized and defined 
(recognoscere et dividere) by lawful men of the shire. If the addressees do not believe the 
latter, they are to make them confirm their statements with an oath, because the King 
wishes the bp. to hold well and honourably what his predecessors possessed. 

Witness: Wigot of Lincoln. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 5 (No. 28); Reg. Superantiq., No. 7; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, 
fo. 7. Monast. viii. 1273 (xxvi): Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 28.] Farrer, Itin. 333. 

Wigot was Osbert's successor as sheriff of Lincolnshire (see Farrer, E.H.R. xxx. 280). Hardwick, a suburb 
of Torksey, was liable for one-third of its geld, and was half in the King's manor of Torksey and half in 
the bp.'s manor of Stow St. Mary (see Foster and Longley, Lincolnshire Domesday, pp. ,\xxv, 13/4). 

1117. [1100-15.] London 

Precept by Henry I to Osbert the sheriff of Lincoln: To cause Robert Bp. of Lincoln to 
have the churches of Caistor and Kirton[-in-Lindsey] and the tithes which William I gave 
by his charter to God and St. Mary of Lincoln in alms, to hold as Bp. Remigius held them. 
No one is to do them wrong in this. 

Witness: N[igel]id'Oilli. 

[Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 5 (No. 27); Reg. Superantiq., No. 6; Regist. No. 17; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. 
XVI, fo. 7. Monast. viii. 1273 (xxv); Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 27.] 

' Monast. H. 

1118. [1100-15.] London 

Notification by Henry I to Ranulf Meschin, Osbert the sheriff, and Picot son of Colsuein, 
and all the barons of Lincoln: That he has given leave to Bp. Robert to make an exit in the 
wall of the King's castle for his house, provided that he does not weaken the wall. 

Witnesses: Alan of Lincoln; Osbert the sheriff. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 4v° (No. 21) (also fo. 1 1 (vacated)); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, 
fo. 6; Chart R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 51. Monast. viii. 1273 (xviii); Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 21.] Farrer, 
Itin. 308. 



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1119. [1108-15.] 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and Hugh de Bocland and all of Essex: 
That the king has given to Otto the goldsmith his land of Benfleet with Childerditch (Chil- 
cendic). 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 23 [Y] (19). Foedera, i. 10; Douglas, Feudal Documents, cxl.] 

1120. [1100-15.] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and 0[sbert] the sheriff: That he has 
given to Rumfare (Rumsaro) [of Lincoln] the land of Ketel (Cliitelli) of Yaddlethorpe 
{Edoltorp) with toll and team and all custom. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Nigel d' Oilli; Osbert the sheriff. 

[Pat. R. 20 Ric. II, pt. 2, m. 16. Cal. Pat. R. 1396-9, 75.] Farrer, Itiii. 150. 

Romfare of Lincoln was a benefactor of St. Mary's, York. See Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 354 (vol. i, p. 275) 
and No. 467n. Ketel was presumably the Domesday tenant (D.B. 3716). 

1121. [1100-15.] 

Notification by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland and all of Herts. : That he has confirmed 
to Peter de Valognes in fee, the two mills of Hertford, with the rest of his fee, and the 
multure (molta) and labour-service of the burgesses, as William I and William II held them. 

Witnesses: E[udo] Dapifer; Hamo Dapifer. 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], 10 [K] (23) (copy). Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 306.] 
Peter de Valognes does not appear asawitness after 1109 (Nos. 913-14) and is alluded to as 'a baron of 
William I' in 1114 (No. 1049). 

1122. [1107-15.] Northampton 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Bocland [sheriff of Berks.]: To let the monks of Holy 
Trinity, Wallingford, have their tithe of Moulsford (Mulefordd) and of the land of Henry 
the larderer as well as they held it in the time of William II and on the day when Geoffrey 
the chamberlain was disseised of that land. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Bodl. Charters, Berks., No. 1 (original). Turner and Coxe, Cal. of Charters and Rolls, vii.] Farrer, 
Itin. 264. 

1123. [1107-15] 

Notification by Henry I to H[ugh] de Bocland and the sheriff and lieges of London: 
That he has granted to the abbey of St. Peter, Westminster, the lands which the three 
daughters of Deorman gave, with the consent of their brother Ordgar, for their souls and 
burial and to have confraternity. 

Witnesses: R[anulf]i the chancellor; Geoffrey de CUnton; R. Basset. 

[Copies in West. Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 492 (o/im 516) v"; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 77v°. Robinson, 

Gilbert Crispin, p. 147.] 
Possibly of even date with No. 1151. 

' Cotton MS. Ralf. 

1124. 1116, Feb. 2. Windsor 

Notification by Henry to Thurstan Abp. of York, Nigel de Albini, Anschitel de Bulmer 
[Sheriff of Yorks.], Odard Sheriff of Northumberland: Of the restoration to Ranulph Bp. 
of Durham of lands which the King had seized at his coronation at St. Albans at Whitsun 
[9 June 1101], viz. Allerton, Howden, and Welton. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; WilHam de Tancarville. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748, fo. 38; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 114, fo. 87; Cotton MS. Claud. D.IV, 
fo. 60. Arch. Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 55-56 ; Monast. i. 242 (xii) (abridged); Farrer, E. Y.C., 976 (from Monast.).] 
Farrer, Itin. 346. 

On Odard of Bamborough see Round, 'Odard the Sheriff' {Genealogist, v. 25). 

1125. [1116, Feb. 2. Windsor] 

Diploma by Henry I to the monastery of Holy Trinity, Winchester, commonly called 
the New Minster: Granting the liberty of the street {libertatem vici) which lies outside the 



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north gate of Winchester, in compensation for damage done to the monastery by William I. 
' This grant was recommended by the Bp. of Winchester, and approved by the King's barons. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; William Bp. of Exeter; 
R[obert] Count of Meulan; H. de Port and others. [1 107-16.] 
[Cotton MS. Vesp. A. VIII, fo. 37 (copy). Foedera, i. 10.] 

1126. [1116, Feb. 2?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to St. Peter and the 
Abbot and monks of Hyde [Winchester] in free and perpetual alms, the churches of Kings- 
clere and Alton, with five hides in the said vill of Alton which William I gave them in ex- 
change for the land on which he built his hall in Winchester; to be held free of gelds and 
murder-fines, and pleas and plaints, Uke the land on which the King's house stands in 
Winchester. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; W[illiam] Bp. of Exeter; 
R[obert] Count of Meulan; H[enry] de Port. [1107-16.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 54 Hen. Ill, m. 4; 4 Ed. Ill, No. 85; 16 Ed. IV, m. 9; Cartae Antiquae [C. 52] 23, 
[Y], No. 19; Harl. MS. 81, fo. 290v'> (transcript). Birch, Liber Vitae, 291 (from the transcript); Cal. 
Chart. R. ii. 148; Moiiast. ii. 444.] Farrer, Itiii. 322. 

1127. [1116.] Feb. 2. Windsor 

Charter by Henry I addressed generally: Giving to GeoflTrey Abp. of Rouen and his suc- 
cessors, for the souls of his father. King William, and his mother Queen Matilda, and his 
brother, King William, and himself, the manor of Bentworth [co. Hants] with the berewick 
of Burkham, to be held in demesne for their support with Sac, Soc, etc. and Customs. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; 
Ranulf the chancellor ; Robert Count of Meulan ; William Earl Warenne ; Hugh de Gournay ; 
William de Tancarville, chamberlain; William de Albini, Pincerna; Nigel de Albini his 
brother; Hamo Dapifer; Adam de Port. [1111 or 11 14-16.] 

[Arch. Dep. Seine-Inf. Vidimus of 1312 and inspe.ximus of Ed. I, 1286; Round, C.D.F. 2 (Nos. 5-6) 

(calendared).] Farrer, Iiin. 313. 
' In purificatione Sanctae Mariae virginis.' 
Limits of date given by Round. 

1128. [1113-Apr. 1116] Reading 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Thomas de Sancto Johanne, Nigel 
d'Oilli, and all barons of Oxfordshire: That he has granted the exchange made by Roger 
Bp. of Salisbury with Faritius Abbot of Abingdon, of the land in Oxford by St. Frideswide's 
Church. The abbot is to hold it with all rights, as he held the land which he has given to the 
bp. in exchange. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert the 
King's son; Ranulf Meschin. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140v<'; C. IX, fo. 148v°. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 76.] Farrer, 

Itin. 356. 
On the date see Round, G. de M. Ali. The exchange probably took place about 1111 (see Dickinson, 

Austin Canons, p. 114, No. 1). 

1129. [1116, Spring]. Huntingdon 

Account of the condemnation by Ralf Basset, as justiciar, in the county court at Hunting- 
don, before Abbots Reginald of Ramsey and Robert of Thorney, and others, of Bricstan 
of Chatteris for concealment of treasure-trove and for usury. After five months' imprison- 
ment in London, he was released by Queen Matilda, on Ralfs advice, in consequence of a 
miracle. [28 Sept. 1115-5 Aug. 1116.] 

[Ord. Vit., Hist. Eccl. iii. 123-34.] Farrer, ////;. 370. 

'Tempore Henrici regis Anglorum, ducis Normannorum, anno regni ejus in Anglia xvi", comitatus in 

Normannia x° . . ..' 
If five months elapsed before Bricstan's release by Matilda as Regent the earliest date for the county 

court would be Dec. 1115 and the latest Mar. 1116. 



HENRY I 133 

1130. [1116, Spring?] Reading 

Notification by Henry I to Thurstan Abp. of York and the ministers and lieges of Cumber- 
land and Westmorland: That he has confirmed to Richard Abbot, and the convent of St. 
Mary's, York, the churches of St. Michael and St. Laurence, Appleby [co. Westm.] with 
their lands and tithes on both sides of the river and the tithes of the demesnes of Mauld's 
Meaburn (Meabrun) and Salkeld (Salchild) [Westmoreland], given by Ranulf Meschin. 

Witnesses: E[ustace] fitz John; Jordan Paynel (Paganel). [1114-21.] 

[D. and C. Carlisle, Wetheral Cartulary, No. 9 (copy). Prescott, Reg. Welherhal Priory, No. 9, 26-27; 

Nicholson and Burn, Hist, of Cumberland and Westmoreland, i. 322 (incomplete); Monast. iii. 585 (xix) 

(incomplete).] Farrer, Itin. 431. 
Jordan Paynel's wife and her son are named as giving land to Bridlington in Henry I's charter at York 

(No. 1333, presumably of 1122). 

1131. [1116, Apr. 2.] Odiham 

Precept by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter, Richard fitz Baldwin, sheriff, and others of 
Devon and Cornwall : To restore to the church of Tavistock Roborough (Rutberge) and Cud- 
lipp (Cudelipe) which Wymond [abbot till 1102] had unjustly given to his brother William. 
No one to hold them except those to whom Abbot Geoffrey gave them for military-service; 
the hundred of Tavistock is to be independent of the hundred of Lifton. The monastery to 
have a weekly market and 3 days' fair at the feast of St. Rumon. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; William the King's son; Robert Count of Meulan. 
[1114-16.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 13 Ed. I, No. 8; 22 Ed. Ill, No. 38, m. 17; Cotton Chart, xvii. 7 (Inspeximus); Tavis- 
tock Cart. (Woburn Abbey), fo. lv°. Monast. ii. 496.] Farrer, Itin. 371. 
The King was at Odiham for Easter 1116 {A.S.C.). 

1132. [1110-16, Apr.] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to Richard de Monte and all the barons of Oxfordshire : That Abbot 
Faritius and the abbey of Abingdon hold the land of Garsington which Perchehaia held, 
as well as they did in the time of William I and William II. 

Witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux {Luxovii); Gilbert fitz Richard. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B, VI, fo. 143; C. IX, fo. 150. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 89; Monast. i. 
521; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 107.] Farrer, Itin. 365. 

Stevenson {Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 538) places this in 1110, because John Bp. of Lisieux is stated (with- 
out quoted authority) in Gall. Christ, xi. 773 to have been present at the Sponsalia of Maud. He witnesses 
charters in England in 1107 and 1115 (Nos. 832-3, 1090-1110). Richard de Monte was sheriff in and 
after 1110. Garsington was held by Gilbert Latimer whose eldest daughter married (and survived) Ralf 
de Percehai. She may be the person meant by Perchehaia (Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 34-35). 

1133. [1110-16, Apr.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to R[ichard de Monte], Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Rainer of Bath: 
That Faritius Abbot of Abingdon have quiet possession of the hide of land in Fencote which 
he held from Adelina de Ivry. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140; C. IX, fo. 148. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 73; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 108.] Farrer, Itin. 332. 
This is subsequent to the King's confirmation of Adelina's gift. No. 973. 

1134. [1107-16, Apr.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to the justiciar and sheriff and barons of Berks.: That he has 
granted to Robert Achard, his master (magistro meo), and to his heirs, in fee and inheritance, 
Aldermaston and Finchampstead and Colthrop and Sparsholt and Challow [co. Berks.] 
with all their appendages in churches and mills, in wood and field, in meadows and pastures, 
with toil and team and sac and soc and infangthief to hold by the service of one knight; free 
from shires and hundreds and murdrum and danegeld and all plaints pertaining to the Crown. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Ranulf the chancellor; Richer de I'Aigle; Adam de Port; 
Henry de Port ; and many others. 

[Chart. R. 11 Ed. II, m. 17, No. 81 (Inspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. iii. 360.] Farrer, Itin. 353. 



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1135. [1100-16, Apr.] 'Exhehoy'i 

Precept by Henry I to Hamo Dapifer and all ministers of England : To cause the men of 
Dunge Marsh (Lingemareis) to have their customs (leges) throughout England, as men of 
Hastings, quit of geld, scots, hidage, danegeld, shires, hundreds, army, murder-fines, war- 
penny, lastage, tolls, work on bridges, castles, and parks; doing their service at sea, as 
granted by WilUam I and William II to the Abbot of Battle. If a great fish is stranded, the 
abbot is to have the whole, unless it is between Horsmede and Witheburne, belonging to 
the soke of Wye, in which case the abbot has two-thirds and the tongue. All wreck is to be 
the abbot's. 

Witness: Robert Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Nero D. Ill, fo. 225 (olim 248); Line. Inn Hale MS. 87, fo. 12\° (omitting witness). 
Archwologia Canliaim, xlvii. 111.) 

This is inserted in a narrative ostensibly of the reign of Henry I. 

' The Lincoln's Inn MS. dates this at 'Westminster', which is at least intelligible. 

1136*. [1102-16, Apr.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Chichester and all the King's barons: That the 
King has confirmed to St. Martin of Battle all gifts and purchases of lands in the rape of 
Hastings (list given); Henry Count of Eu also confirms this. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Eudo Dapifer; Robert de Vere. 

[Copies in Pat. R. 2 Ed. IV, pt. 3, m. 15; Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, m. 25, No. 56; Huntington Lib. Battle Cart, 
fo. 32; B.M. Add. MS. 5706, fo. 24; Cotton MS. Vitell. D. IX, fo. Sev. Monast. iii. 246-7 (xiv).] 
Farrer, Ilin. 366. 
'Probably spurious' (Farrer). Robert de Vere does not otherwise occur till after 1 120. 

1137. [1114-16, Apr.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has confirmed to the men of Bever- 
ley their free burgage according to the free laws and customs of the burgesses of York and 
their gild-merchant with pleas and toll and all their customs and liberties, as Abp. Thurstan 
granted to them. And they are to be quit of toll through Yorkshire like the men of York. 

Witnesses: G.^ the chancellor; R. count of Meulan. 

[Copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 17 (15); Bodl. Lib. Dodsworth MS. 121, fo. 96v°; Corp. 
of Beverley Chart. Bk. 13. Gross, Gild-Merchant, ii. 21 ; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 96.] 

' G. must be a mistake; for Ranulf was the only chancellor between 1 1 14 and 1118, the years to which this 
charter belongs. Farrer dates 1124-33, assuming 'filio" to have dropped out after 'R'. But Robert would 
then have been more likely to be described as Earl of Leicester. 

1138. [1114-16, Apr.] 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Wigod the sheriff and his officials: To 
cause the monks of St. Mary of Blyth to have the whole tithe of Appleby as they had it in 
the time of Roger de Builly from all those lands which were in Roger's demesne, no matter 
who holds them now. 

[B.M. Harl. MS. 3759, fo. 96 (copy).] 

Wigot appears to have succeeded Osbert before 1116 (E.H.R. xxx. 280). 

1139. [1100-16, Apr.] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to all his lieges of Norfolk and Suffolk: That he has confirmed 
to the altar of St. Edmund's [Bury] ail the rights which Peter [of Bourges], the clerk of 
Amiens, held in churches, tithes, lands, homages, and custom. 
Witness: The Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in C.U.L. Mm. iv, fo. 95v°; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 24v''; 'Album Registrum S. Edmundi' (B.M. Add. MS. 
14847), fo. 33V''. Gage, Hist, of Stiff. 164 (from Ff.); Douglas, Feiidai Docs. 68.] Farrer, ftin. 218. 
The Add. MS. notes that Peter clerk of Amiens was the same as Peter of Bourges and the land in Hengrave 
[CO. Suff.]. See No. 759. 

1140. [1100-16, Apr.] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to H[amo] Dapifer: To cause St. Augustine and Abbot Hugh to have 
all their customs from Ralph Goiz, &c., as fully as ever Abbot Scotland had them. 
Witness: The Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 132v° (ex libro S. Aug. Cant, in quarto); Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, 
fo. 95 (220).] 



HENRY I 135 

1141. [1107-16, Apr.] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to H[amo] Dapifer: To do full right to the monks of St. Augustine's 
in the matter of Ralph Goiz. 
Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 133 (ex libro S. Aug. Cant, in quarto); Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, 

fo. 97v" (235).] 
Hamo seems to have been succeeded by William de Eynesford before William the /Ctheling joined his 

father in Normandy (No. 1 1 89). 

1142. [1100-16.] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to Hamo Dapifer: To see that the Abbot of St. Augustine has his due 
share in the manor of Newington, out of all aids which Richard Goiz took from their com- 
mon land {de coimmmi terra) ; and whatever has been wrongfully taken is to be restored. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, fo. 95 (219); B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 132v° (ex libro S. Aug. Cant, in 

quarto) (transcript).] 
The date is limited by the appearance of Hamo Dapifer as sheriff. 

1143. [1107-16, Apr.] Windsor 

Precept by Matilda Queen of England to Ranulf Bp. of Durham and the sheriffs Aluric 
and Liulf, and all the barons of Northumberland: That she has granted to St. Cuthbert and 
his monks, the church of Carham and whatever pertains to it, in alms, so far as pertains 
to her; this for the salvation of her husband and children and herself and for the souls of 
her own and the King's parents. The addressees are to protect the church for the benefit 
of the monks. 

Witness: Ald[win] the chamberlain. 

Seal: green wax (Greenwell and Blair, Durham Seals, No. 3018, Plate 45). 

[Durham Cath. Treas. i"'" ii''^'^ Spec. No. 23* (original). Raine, Nortli Durliam, App. dcclxxxv; N'ew 
Palaeog. Soc. Facsimiles, i, pi. 71 (a); Hodgson, Hist, of Nortliumberland, pt. iii, vol. ii, 150 (from Cart. 
Dunelm. ii. 3).] 

Odard had succeeded Lyulph as sheriff before Candlemas 1116 (No. 1 124). 

1144. [1106-16, Apr.] Bury St. Edmunds 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. [of Norwich] and Ralph de Beaufou and all his 
barons of Suffolk: That he has restored to St. Peter's of Eye the manor of Stoke [Ash] 
and all the lands which the monks of the said church can show that they held on the day 
when Robert Malet was alive and dead. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; William de Albini; Ralph Passelewe. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, ff. 1 14 and 133 (copies).] 

Robert Malet is supposed to have been killed at Tinchebrai. 

1145. [1106-16?] Bury St. Edmunds 

Notification by Henry I to Hubert de Montchensy {Monte Kenesi): That he has granted 
to the monks of St. Peter of Eye the tithe of the manor of Dunwich and of the herring 
{alec), and the tenth penny in the market of Eye and all the other tithes which they had on 
the day when Robert Malet was alive and dead. No one is to infringe this privilege on 
pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; William de Albini. [-1133]. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, ff. 115, 133 (transcript).] 

1146. [1106-16?] Eye 

Precept by Henry I to Hubert de Munchensy : That the monks of Eye hold their land and 
their church and all the property which Isaac gave them according to the terms of the gift 
which he made when he became a monk. Nothing of the gift is to be taken from them. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, fo. 1 14 also fo. 133 (transcript).] 



136 CALENDAR 

1147. [1106-16?] Eye 

Precept by Henry I to Hubert de Munchensy: That the monks of Eye are to hold Stoke 
[Ash] {Estokes) as Robert Malet gave it to St. Peter of Eye, and as they had it on the day 
when the said Robert was alive and dead. If anything has been subtracted from that manor, 
either land or tenants, since that time, let it be restored to the monks. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, fo. 163v° (transcript).] 

1148. [1114-16, Apr.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Ralph (Radbodo) Abp. [of Canterbury] and Roger Bp. of Salisbury 
and the sheriffs, barons and officials of London and Kent: That the Abbot and monks of 
St. Peter's, Ghent are to have their manor of Lewisham and Greenwich with the appurte- 
nances and with the tithe of the Weald (Andreswald), and with the land of Wermanacra in 
London, which pertains to Greenwich, with sac and soc, &c., and with wharfage by land 
and strand. They are to be exempt from shires and hundreds in borough and out of borough ; 
and to hold as honourably as in the time of Edward the Confessor and of William I and 
WilHam IL They may divert their watercourses as they please; and have their pool and 
marshes and volatilia within the circuit of the manor; and respecting their tolls and the mea- 
sures of their corn and ale, they are to have the King's peace against all his officials. They 
are to have in the said vill, their hithe {hudam) quit and free. All who arrive there are to 
render to the Abbot and monks, the same customs as in the time of King Edward. They 
are to have free-warren in the said manor; so that no man shall chase hares or other game 
there without their leave. No one is to infringe these privileges on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; William Earl of Warenne; WilHam de Albini; 
Robert son of Swegen of Essex; Simon de Moulins (Molendino). 

[Copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae, 19 [T.] (9); Chart. R. 13 Hen. Ill, pt. 1, m. l2(impeTfect);Inspeximus 
of 1483 among the charters of St. Pierre au Mont of Ghent. Van Lokeren, Charles de Si. Pierre de Gand, 
i. Ill, No. 171 ; Monast. vii. 987 (imperfect); Thorpe, Reg. Roffense, 470-1.) Farrer, Jtiii. 351. 

1149. [1108-16, Apr.] [Westminster (?)] 

Notitia of confirmation by Henry I of the gifts of land and churches by William Peverel 
to the monks of St. Mary's, Hatfield [Peverel]. 

Witnesses: Eudo Dapifer; William de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. IX. ff. 43, 46.] 

Three charters are mentioned, but that on fo. 46 is probably a duplicate notice of one of the others. The 
first on fo. 43 refers to land and churches and the church of ' Costersey " [Kersey, co. Suff. ], and is attested 
by . . . and William de Albini. 'Aliam chartam ejusdem regis testificant . . . E. dap'; William de Albini 
apud Westm'.' The charter on fo. 46 is for the welfare of King Henry (before whom 'King William' is 
inserted over the line) and confirmed by King Henry. Witnesses: Eudo Dapifer and William 'de Al- 
bineto'. 

1150. [1113-16, Apr.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and all of Lincolnshire: Confirming gifts 
of Ralph de Limesi to St. Mary's, Hertford, made for the souls of William I and Matilda, 
William II, and for the welfare of Henry I and Matilda and their children, and Henry's 
son, William, and his wife and children. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; Geoffrey Abbot of Win- 
chester; Ranulf the chancellor (Lansd. Comite); Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 135 (imperfect); Lansd. MSS. 860 a, fo. 148 (Ferrer's notes) and 
863, fo. 159v° (St. George's notes); Pat. R. 37 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 25 (Iiispeximiis). Cal. Pal. R. 1361-4. 
322] Farrer, Iiin. 468. 
The reference to Matilda as alive seems to place this between William's betrothal in the spring of 1113 
and Henry's voyage to Normandy in 1116. 

1151. [1107-16, Apr.] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Chester, Henry Earl [of Warwick], the sheriff 
and all of Warwickshire: That he has given to the wife and children of William [of Oxford], 
Sheriff of Oxford, 2>0s. worth of land in Kineton [co. Warw.J and particularly the land of 



HENRY I 137 

'Swinlinc', which William held in exchange for the land which he had in Bloxham [co. 
Oxford]; to hold free of all farm, service, or custom. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey de Clinton; Ralf Basset. 

[Copy in Harl. MS. 3650 (Kenilworth Cartulary), fo. 75v°.] Fairer, Itin. 302. 

1152. [1104-16, Apr.] Southampton {//a«ro«a) 'in transitu regis'. 

Notification by Henry to Ralph de Watnevilla, and Ralph de Bois Rohard (Bosco 

Rohari) and Hugh de Hottot: That he has granted Robert Bp. of Lincoln the church of 

Uffington [co. Lines.] and its appurtenances and that of Barkestone [co. Leics.] and its 

appurtenances, as well and quietly as Theoderic ever held them. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; W. de Tanc[arville]; Wilham de Albini. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 11, No. 68; Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3. Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 

68; Cat. Chart. R. iv. 138 (2),] Farrer, Itin. 375. 
Barkestone and Uffington were both parts of the honour of Belvoir, of which the persons addressed were 
all tenants. 

1153. [1104-16, Apr.] Southampton 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph de Bois Rohard {de Rehart) and his associates {sociis 
suis) : To seise the Bp. of Lincoln of Barkestone and UflSngton and all their appurtenances. 
Witness: William de Albini. 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Reg. A. i. 5, fo. 6 (No. 39); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVI, fo. Sv". Monast. viii. 
1274 (x.\xvi); Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 39.] 

1154. [1115-16, Apr.] 'Apud Heddendonam' [Headington, Oxon.?] 

Notification by Henry to Ranulf Meschin, Wigot the sheriff, Robert de la Hay {Haia), 
Ralph d' Aincourt (Haiencurt) and all his lieges, French and English, of Lincolnshire: That 
he has committed (comtnendasse) to Robert Bp. of Lincoln the church of All Saints (of 
Lincoln) and whatever belongs to it within and without the borough; and the churches of 
Grimsby with their appurtenances as Osbert the sheriff had them on the day when he was 
alive and dead. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Copies in Lincoln, 'Reg. Antiquiss.", fo. 11 (No. 67); Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 51. Monast. viii. 1275; 
Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 67.] Farrer, Itin. 357. 

Osbert seems to have died in 1 1 15, so this cannot be before 1116. Henry was in Normandy after Easter 
1116. 

1155. [1107-16, Apr.] London 

Writ by Henry 1 to the Bp. of Coutances, the justices of Normandy, and all those lords 
of whom lands were held by the Abbot of Montebourg and his abbey: Confirming the 
possessions of the abbey. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan. 

[Archives of La Manche (original); P.R.O. Transcripts 8/140B (ii), p. 178 (transcript). Round C.D.F. 313 
(No. 875) (calendared).] 

1156. [1107-16, Apr.] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln: That he has confirmed to the monks 
of St. Andrew of Northampton, the church of Newton [in Kesteven], and in the same vill 
and in Threckingham [co. Lines.] four bovates of land which Amfrid (Amfiidus) de Chanel 
gave them in alms. All this to be held by the monks in peace as free alms. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey Ridel; Hugh de Leicester. 

[B.M. Royal MS. II B. IX, fo. 21 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 100, fo. 25v° and fo. 31 v° (transcripts).] 

1157. [1107-16.] Northampton 

Precept by Henry I to Hamo Dapifer: To see that St. Augustine and Abbot Hugh have 
their rents and customs from Ralph Goiz and particularly the church of Newington 'sicut 
judicatum fuit tempore fratris mei in tribus comitatibus apud Suthwercam'. 
Witness: William Bp. of Exeter. 
[Copies in Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. fo. 69v°; Cotton MSS. Claud. D. X, fo. 247; Jul. D. II, fo. 95 (216). 

Hist. Mon. St. Aug. Cant., 364.] 
The author of the Historia dates this 1 1 32. But the mention of Hamo suggests an earlier date, in or before 
1 1 16, in which year William de Eynesford appears as sheriflT. Hugh I was appointed to St. Augustine's 
in 1 107 and died in 1 126 {John of Wore. 23). His successor Hugh II was instituted in June 1 1 27. 



138 CALENDAR 

1158*. [1107-16, Apr.] 

Diploma by Henry I to the church of the Holy Trinity at Norwich: Granting and con- 
firming the gift made by Ralph fitz Godric of his land of Newton [by Trowse, co. Norf ]. 

Sigua: The King; Queen Matilda; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; William Bigod; Ralph fitz 
Godric. 

Third seal of Henry I. 

[Cotton Charters ii. 2 (original); Norwich Cath. Regg. i, fo. 51v°; iii, fo. 53; iv. fo. 24 (copies). Foedera, 
i. 11 (inaccurate); Joiirn. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 245-6; Monast. iv. 18 (ix).] Farrer, Itin. 363. 

This is almost certainly spurious. See Birch's remarks in Joiirn. Brit. Arch. Ass. (ut supra). 

1159. [1100-16, Apr.] London 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for Norfolk and Suffolk: Confirming the 
gift by Bp. Herbert to the monks of Holy Trinity, Norwich, of Gnatingdon [near Sedgeford], 
viz. the land which he bought from William Halthein. 

Witness: William de Albini. 

[Copies in Norwich Cath. Regg. ii, fo. 25v° {bis); iii, fo. 51v°.] 

1160. [1100-16, Apr.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to all sheriffs and foresters in whose shires and forests the Abbess 
of Romsey has lands: That he has permitted the Abbess and nuns of Romsey to plough up 
their lands, wherever situated, so long as they make no essart. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Humphrey de Bohun. 

[Chart. R. 52 Hen. Ill, m. 4 (copy). Cal. Chart. R. ii. 103.] 

1161. [1114-16, Apr.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Abp. of Canterbury and Hamo Dapifer and all the 
barons of Kent: That he has granted to St. Albans and Abbot Richard the manor of 'Est- 
wella' [St. Alban's Court in Nonnington, co. Kent] which Nigel de Albini gave and granted 
to them. 

Witnesses: R. Count of Meulan; Per Geoffrey Ridel. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 29 Ed. I, m. 4, No. 21 ; 6 Ed. II, No. 38 ; 8 Ed. II, No. 34; 2-4 Ed. IV, No. 9; Confirm. 
R. 2 Ric. Ill, pt. 1, No. I. Cal. Chart. R. iii. 17.] Farrer, Itin. 359. 

1162. [1107-16, Apr.] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester and Bp. Roger [of Salisbury] and 
the sheriffs of Wilts, and Hants and Dorset and Berkshire: That he has given to the church 
of St. Mary at Salisbury the tithes and underwood of the New Forest and other forests; 
and tithes of their hunting to Bp. Roger. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert Count of Meulan; 
Hamo Dapifer. 

[Reg. of S. Osmund, i. 201, 206 (copies).] Farrer, Itin. 263. 

1163. [1107-16, Apr.] [Westminster?] 

Notification by Henry I 'omnibus justiciariis etc.': Of a grant to God and the church of 
St. Mary at Sahsbury for a prebend and to Arnald the Falconer and his heirs [i.e. as patrons] 
of the lands and churches which Joseph held of the King in Shipton [under Wychwood], 
Swinbrook [Oxon.], and Brixworth [Northants.] quit of shires &c. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Reg. of St. Osmund, i. 196 (copy).] 

Probably of the same date as the following charter. 

1164. [1107-16, Apr.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to the barons of Wiltshire: That he has granted to the church 
of St. Mary at Salisbury and to Nigel of Calne and his successors, the church of Calne as 
a prebend with certain rights in the forest, and quit of shires &c. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Ranulf (/?a^M//Mi) the chancellor. 

[Reg. of St. Osmund, i. 239 (copy).] 



HENRY I 139 

1165. [1103-16, Apr.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and the Sheriff of Wilts. : That the King 
has quitted from all gelds and scots and pleas and shire and hundred and all plaints except 
murdrum and latrocinium Donhead [Wilts.] pertaining to the raiment of the nuns of 
Shaftesbury; this for the souls of his father and brother and his own salvation and that 
of his wife Matilda and their sons and all the King's kin. 

Witnesses; Roger fitz Richard; Alfred of Lincoln. 

[Harl. MS. 61 (Shaftesbury Cart.), f. 246 (copy). Monasl. ii. 482 (ix).] Farrer, ////;. 278. 

1166. [1109-16.] 

Precept by Henry I to Geoffrey Abbot of Croyland : To permit the monks of SS. Mary and 
Nicholas of Spalding to have their custom over marshes and houses; according as good and 
lawful and ancient men shall draw the boundaries and prove them upon oath. If the abbot 
fail to do this, Ranulf Meschin and Geoffrey Ridel and Alan of Lincoln and Pigot {sic) are 
to do right, that the King may hear no further complaints. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 35296 (Spalding Cart.), fo. 87v° (copy).] 

Abbot Geoffrey succeeded Ingulf in 1 109 and died in 1120. Geoffrey Ridel was drowned in 1 120. 'Pigot' 
may be Picot son of Colsuein (d. c. 1115; see Farrer, Itiiu, 357 n.) or possibly Wigot of Lincoln who 
succeeded Osbert as sheriff about 1116 (E.H.R. x.xx. 280). Ranulf Meschin and Geoffrey Ridel were 
both with the King in Normandy in 1 120, and may have been there since 1116. 

1167. [1100-16, Apr.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to all his bailiffs and officials of England; To allow to pass, without 
any kind of claim, the building-materials, food, and raiment of the monks of St. Mary of 
Thorney, wherever bought. The penalty for breach of this command is £10. 

Witness; Geoffrey Ridel. 

[C.U.L.: Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii) (copy); Harl. MS. 258, fo. 138; Bodl. Lib. Dugdale MS. 21, 
fo. 146v° (transcripts).] 

This seems to be the earliest use of ballivus instead of minister. 

1168. [1113-16, Apr.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to G[eoffrey] Ridel and Gilbert the sheriff [of Hunts.]; To protect 
Robert Abbot of Thorney against Hervey Bp. of Ely, so that the abbot shall not render any 
other custom than Abbot Gunter used to render to the Bp. of Lincoln and the Abbot of Ely. 

Witness; R[ichard] Bp. of London. 

[C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (olim x) (copy); Harl. MS. 258, fo. 139v°; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 85, 
fo. SIV; Dugdale MS. 21, fo. 147v° (transcripts from a Thorney Reg.).] 

1169. [1102-16, Apr.] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to his ministers in England and Normandy; That all the demesne 
substance of the monks of Tiron, which their men can declare to be of their demesne, is to 
be wholly quit of toll and due throughout his land. 

Witnesses; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Walter of Gloucester. 

[Arch, of Eure et Loir, Cart, of Tiron, fo. 48. Merlet, Carlulaire de I'Abbaye de Tiron, i. 75 ; Round, 
C.D.F., No. 1004 (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 270. 

1170. [1107-16, Apr.] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to R[anulf] Bp. of Durham; Of a confirmation to the Abbot of 
St. Albans and the monks of Tynemouth of the tithes [specified] given them by Earl Robert 
[Mowbray] and his men. 
Witness; Nigel de Albini. 

[Copy in Cotton MS. Tib. E. VL fo. 116; Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 79 (transcript). Monast. iii. 313; Gibson, 
Tvnemoulh Priory, ii, App. xvii (from Lansd. MS.); Hist. Northumberland, viii. 49; Selden, Hist, of 
fythes, 325.] 



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1171. [1107-16, Apr.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Aluric and Liulf [Sheriffs of Northumberland]: Ordering them to 
maintain and guard his alms to Tynemouth and that the monks be free from the burden of 
working on the New Castle as they were in his brother's time. 

Witness: William Bp. of Exeter. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 118 (copy); Oxford, Jesus Coll. MS. 67 (transcript). Hisl. Northumberland, 

viii. 55 (from transcript).] 
Odard was already sheriff in 1116 (Farrer, Ilin. 346.) 

1172. [1107-16, Apr.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Ranulf Bp. of Durham and Alfric and Liulf, the sheriffs: That 
he has granted to St. Mary and St. Oswin [of Tynemouth] and the Abbot of St. Albans, the 
tithes which Hubert de la Val had formerly given to the monks of Tynemouth, namely of 
Seaton [Delaval], Black Callerton, and Dissington, to be held in the King's peace. 

Witness; Nigel de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI (St. Albans Reg.), fo. 116 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 78; B.M. Lansd. MS. 
863, fo. 78 (transcripts). Hist. Northumberland, ix. 136 n.; Gibson, Tynemouth Priory, ii, App. xviii; 
Selden, Hist, of Tythes, 325.] 

1173. [1100-16, Apr.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to William Giffard, Bp. of Winchester, and all the barons of 
Surrey: That he has confirmed to Abbot Gilbert and the monks of Westminster four hides 
in Tooting, to be held as freely as they held them in the time of William L The abbot is to 
answer to no one for these hides, except in the King's presence. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Nigel de Oilli. 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey, 'Domesday', fo. 529 (505); Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 67v°. Armitage 

Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 142.] 
Abbot Gilbert died 1117. 

1174. [1 1 14-16, Apr.] The Tower of London 

Notification by Henry I to the justices, sheriffs, &c., of Berkshire: Confirming all the 
grants which Geoffrey de Mandeville made to the church of Hurley; and giving to the said 
church the royal church of Waltham, &c., to be part of the dower (dotalicium) of the church 
of Hurley as well and freely as Geoffrey de Mandeville made his own grant and William I 
confirmed it. And granting liberties to the church of Hurley : sac and soc, and toll and team 
and infangthief, freedom from shire and hundred, pleas, plaints, gelds and Danegelds, scots 
and all aids and works, and exactions and assessments {assists) 'excepto solummodo murdro 
et probato latrocinio. Quodsi huiusmodi forisfactura super terram ecclesiae evenerit prae- 
cipio quod Prior et Monachi inde suam plenarie habeant curiam; et defendo ne in aliis locis 
quocunque modo placitentur nisi in Curia Sanctae Mariae et sua; de aliis vero placitis vel 
forisfacturis, quae super terram Ecclesiae et Prioris contigerint, si quis de hominibus suis 
in forisfactura mea justo judicio et causa aperta missus fuerit de xx marcis (Madox, manchis) 
adquietet se ante judicium per vi denarios et post judicium per xii denarios; et semper 
judicetur per judicium Curiae Sanctae Mariae et Prioris Ecclesiae.' And releasing six hides 
of the demesne of the church from gelds and Danegelds. 'Defendo etiam et firmiter prae- 
cipio ne . . . suos plegios recenseant alibi annuatim Prior et Monachi quam in eadem Curia 
Sanctae Mariae et sua.' 

All this the King grants for the souls of his father and mother, and for the health of his 
own soul and that of his daughter, the Empress, who asked him to do this. 

Witnesses: The Empress; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Per, Otuel, son of earl [Hugh]. [1110- 
16.] 

Fourth seal of Henry I. Red wax on parchment-tag. Figured in Speed, History, 434, 
and in Sandford, Genealogical History, facing p. 1 . 

[Original in Westminster Abbey, Muniments. 3587. Wethered, St. Mary's, Hurley, 90 (calendared); Madox, 

Form. Angl. 37 (Ixiv); Robinson, Gilbert Crispin. 151-3.] Farrer, /tin. 305. 
Otuel fitz Count perished in the wreck of the iVhite Ship (1 120). This charter, therefore, to be genuine 
demands a visit of Maud to England in 1 1 14-16. 



HENRY I 141 

1175. [1107-16, Apr.] Tower of London 

Precept by Henry I to his justiciars, sheriffs, and officials of England and the sea-ports: 
That all the household-stuff (corredium) and food and raiment of the monks of West- 
minster, which their men can certify to be their private property, shall be free from toll and 
passage-money and every other custom, on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Per Otuel fitz Count. 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey, 'Domesday", fo. 58v"; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 130; Armitage Robin- 
son, Gilbert Crispin, 150.] Farrer, Itiii. 307. 

Cotton MS. omits the Per before Otuel. 

1176. [1107-16.] The Tower of London 

Notification by Henry I to his justiciars, sheriffs, &c., throughout England: That he con- 
firms to the Prior and monks of St. Mary of Hurley, all the lands and tenements which they 
hold from the fee of Geoffrey de Mandeville [I], and also what they possess in the manors 
now in the King's hand from the honour of the said Geoffrey ; to be held as freely as Geoffrey 
gave them and as William I confirmed them. No one is to interfere with the property of that 
church, save by leave of the prior and monks. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Per Otuel fitz Count. 

[D. and C, Westminster, Muniments, 3765. Wethered, Si. Marys, Hurley, 90 (calendared); Armitage 
Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 150.] Farrer, Ilin. 306. 

1177. [1108-16, Apr.] London 

Precept by Henry I to G. Bp. of London and the Archdeacon and the whole chapter of 
St. Paul's: That the Abbot and church of St. Peter's, Westminster, have and hold the land 
which William I gave them; namely, the wooden chapel of St. Margaret in Eastcheap, with 
the parish (parochia) and land and houses thereto pertaining; and half the stone chapel 
of St. Magnus the Martyr with the whole parish; and the church of St. Lawrence with 
appurtenances; and the church of St. James on the river bank; as they held in the time of 
William I and of the King himself, and of Bps. Hugh and Maurice. 

Witnesses: Queen Matilda; R. Basset. 

[Westminster Abbey, 'Domesday', fo. 101 (copy). Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 148.] 
Matilda died 1118; Gilbert succeeded to the see in 1 128. But since the writ mentions the times of Bp. 
Maurice, it may have been addressed to his successor Richard and the copyist may have misread the 
initial. Compare, however, a similar writ (No. 1883) in Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 77, which suggests 
that this may be a still later fabrication. 

1178. [1114-16, Apr.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert Bp. of Norwich, Hamo Dapifer, the burgesses of 
Sudbury, and all of Suffolk: That he has confirmed to St. Peter and the monks of West- 
minster the church of St. Bartholomew at Sudbury which Wulfric, his moneyer, gave to the 
use of the monks in return for his admission as a monk. 

Witnesses: R[alph] Abp. of Canterbury; R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; R[ichard] Bp. of 
London; R[anulf] the chancellor; Nigel de Albini and many others. 

[Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 79 (copy). Monast. iii. 459.] Farrer, Itin. 348. 

Wulfric struck coins of William II (Types iv and v) and Henry I (Types i and iii) at Sudbury (Brooke, 
Cat. of English Coins, i, pp. ccxl-ccxli). 

1179. [1100-16.] Havering 

Precept (volo) by Henry I to all his barons and officials of Essex: That St. Peter of West- 
minster is to have his land of Peering (Ferynges) and Ockendon with all customs as granted 
by William L 

Witness: William de Curci. 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 254 (243); Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 74. Armitage 
Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 143.] Farrer, Itin. 312. 

William de Curci does not attest in England after 1116. 

1180. [1116-17.] Westminster 

Notification by Queen Matilda to Bishop Richard, the sheriff and the barons of London: 
That she has given to St. Peter and Abbot Gilbert [Crispin] of Westminster all that Hugh 



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de Bocland held of her on the abbot's wharf for the salvation of Henry I, herself, and their 
children. 

Witnesses: [Robert] Bp. of Lincoln; Earl David. 

[Copy in Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 492 (olim 516)v°. Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 155.] Fairer, 
Ilin. 376. 

1181. [1114, Sept.-ll 15, July, or 1116, May-1 118, Junes.] Caen 

Precept by Henry I to A[nsketil] de Bulmer [Sheriff of Yorks.]: To go into Northumber- 
land with the men of Ranulf Bp. [of Durham] and restore to him all the men who have fled 
from his land with their cattle (pecuuia), on account of the cattle (pecunia) which the King 
took of him, and to let him have all his other 'incumemans' with the cattle (pecunia) of 
those who have left his land, and also those whom A[nsketill] has in his own power and 
wherever found. 

Witness: [Robert] Count of Meulan. 

[Copies in Bodl. MS. Laud Misc. 748. fo. 38; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 1 14, fo. 86v°; Cotton MS. Claud. D. IV, 

fo. 59vo. Arclh Ael. 4th Ser. vii. 55.] 
Robert Count of Meulan died 5 June 1118. 

1182. 1118, Oct. 7. Rouen 

Record of a Council at which Conrad (Conracius), Legate of Pope Gelasius II, complained 
against the Emperor Charles (sicY and the Antipope Burdinus [Gregory VIII]. 

Present: King Henry ; Abps. Ralf of Canterbury, Geoffrey of Rouen; Bps. Richard of 
Bayeux, John of Lisieux, Turgis of Avranches, Roger of Coutances; Abbots Roger of Fecamp, 
Urse of Jumieges, William of Bee, Eudo of Caen, Richard of Preaux, Andrew of Troarn, 
William of Croix-Saint-Leufroy, Osbern of Treport. 

[Ord. Vit., His!. Eccl. (ed. Le Prevost), iv. 329.] Farrer, Itin. 380. 

' Maurice Bourdin, Archbishop of Braga, was set up as Antipope (Gregory VIII) by the Emperor Henry V 
on 8 Mar. 11 18 and excommunicated by Gelasius II in the following April. 

1183. 1118 [Oct.?] Arganchy (Argenteium) 

Charter by Henry I to Savigny: Relating how, with the advice of Ralph Abp. of Canter- 
bury, Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen, Richard Bp. of Bayeux, Turgis Bp. of Avranches, Roger 
Bp. of Coutances, William Bp. of Exeter, Hildebert Bp. of Le Mans and abbots and other 
men of rehgion, he has made a concord between Eudes Abbot of Caen and Vitalis, founder 
of Savigny, respecting the gift which William Count of Mortain gave to the latter house. 

Witnesses: Stephen Count of Mortain; Richard Earl [of Chester]; Robert the King's son; 
Hamelin of Mayenne (Mediianensis); William d' Aubigny; Nigel [d' Aubigny]; Humphrey 
d' Aubigny; William Chamberlain of Tancarville; William Patricius; Thomas de St. John; 
William Peverel of Dover; Geoffrey de Clinton; Robert de la Hay (de Haya Putei); Hugh 
de Guillei; Edward of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; John son of the Bp. of Bayeux; 
Robert Peche; Geoffrey the chaplain; Walter de Cullei; Ranulf de Ducey (Dussei); Wit- 
nesses of the sealing ; John Bp. of Lisieux ; Eudes Abbot of Caen ; Wino de AUemania, monk ; 
Nigel, monk; Rotrou Count of Le Perche; Roger Marmion; Richard the chaplain; Simon 
de Moulins; Hamelin de I'ficluse (Lesclusa). 

[Bibl. de Rouen, MS. 3122, No. 2 (original): Arch, de La Manche, Cart, of Savigny, fo. 6, No. 5 (copy). 
Gallia Clirisliaiia, xi (instrumenta), 111-12 (imperfect). Haskins, Norman Inst. 294.] Farrer, Itin. 381. 

Mentioned in Round, G. de M. 423. 

1184. [1118, Oct?] Arganchy [Calvados] (Argenteium) 

Record of conveyance (by way of legal proceedings— disrationacio et adquietatio) of the 
mill oV Drocio' [Crocy?] near Dive by William de Capella to Eudes Abbot of St. Stephen's, 
Caen. The recovery was made before King Henry and his Court, and the mill recognized 
to be of the King's fee. 

Witnesses: The King; John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert de Courci; William de Tancarville; 
William Peverel; Reynald d'Arganchy (Argenteio). 

[Arch, de Calvados, H. 1834, No. 3 (Emptiones Eitdonis). E.H.R. xxiv. 215; Haskins, Norman Inst. 95; 

Deville, Notices, iv. 44 (abstract).] Farrer. Itin. 382. 
Haskins conjectures this was before the death of William Count of Evreux in 1 1 18, as the next recorded 

acquisition of Abbot Eudes in the same document is from William. 



HENRY I 143 

1185. [1118? Oct.-Nov.] Non[ant] 

Precept by Henry I to William [de Pont de I'Arche], Sheriff of Wiltshire: To cause the 
hundred-court of Kingsbridge (Chembrucge) to sit and summon Walter of Salisbury before 
it to do right to the monks of Winchester about the land which he usurps from them and 
settle the boundary. 

Witness: W[alter] of Gloucester. [1113-21.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. ISV (copy). E.H.R. x.xxv. 392.] 

Henry was in the neighbourhood of Alen?on in the autumn of 1 1 18 (Ord. Vit., Hist. Eccl. iv. 325, 331). 

1186. [1118?] Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh de Montfort : To restore to the Abbot of Bee 20 acres of land 
belonging to the church of Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle and the church of St. Ouen [de Flan- 
court] which his dapifer Geoffrey has seized. The abbot is not to be impleaded except before 
the King for anything of which he was seised when the king gave Hugh the honour of 
Montfort. [1107-23.] 
[Transcript in Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 13905, fo. 83. Haskins, Norm. Inst. 296.] Farrer, Iiiii. 404. 
Mr. Lewis Loyd pointed out that this cannot be before the exile of Robert de Montfort in 1 107 (Ord. Vit. 
iv. 239) and the succession of his nephew Hugh which may have been as late as 1 1 1 1. It is probably 
before Hugh's rebellion in 1123; and Henry was in England from 1120 to 1123. 

1187. [?1118] Mortain 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for England and specially to all in Wales: 
Confirming for the souls of himself, his wife, children, father, mother, and ancestors the 
endowment which Robert fitz Martin has given the monks of Tiron of his property in Wales. 
Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey fitz Payn; William Peverel of Dover; Hugh de 
Montfort; William deRollos. [1116-18.] 
[Winchester Coll. Arch. (Bradford Peverel No. 1) (original with Fourth Seal?); Arch, of Eure et Loire, 
Cart, of Tiron, fo. 48 (copy). Merlet, Cart, de I'Abbaye de Tiron, i. 42; Round, C.D.F. 352 (No. 995).] 
Farrer, ////;. 379. 
The notitia of 1 120 (Round, C.D.F., No. 997) relates to the Abbey of Cemmaes (St. Dogmael's) and not 
to the priory from which it developed. Hugh de Montfort rebelled against Flenry I in 1118, and the 
wording suggests that the Queen (fl May 1118) was still alive. Henry was at Alen^on in 1 118. 

1188. [1108-18.] 

Notitia of an agreement by which Eudo Abbot of St. Stephen's at Caen, restored to 
William son of Ernucio by the counsel of King Henry the house of Danestal (Daniestal) 
which Thierry the priest had given to St. Stephen's; on condition that William holds it of 
the saint for a rent of 40 shillings of Rouen. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Gilbert de FAigle; William de Albini; Ralph fitz Olger; Robert 
de Grainville. 

[Paris, Bibl. de Ste Genevifeve, MS. 1656, fo. 43 (abstract only). Deville, Notices, iv. 32.] 
This is probably near the earlier limit of date. A Ranulf son of UIger appears as a witness on behalf of 
Henry in a charter of Duke Robert dated by Round 1087-94 {C.D.F. 142, No. 423). 

1189. [1116-18.] Woodstock 

Precept by William the King's son to William [de Eynesford] Sheriff of Kent: To order 
Hamo son of Vitalis, and the probi vicini of Sandwich to declare the truth about the ship 
of the Abbot of St. Augustine. 'Et si navis ilia perrexit per mare die qua rex novissime mare 
transivit tunc precipio ut modo pergat quousque rex in Angliam veniat et interim resaisiatur 
inde abbas praedictus.' 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; [Ranulf] the chancellor. 

[Copies in Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. I, fo. 66v"; Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, fo. 91V (193). Hist. Mon. St. Aug. 
Cant., 353.]' Farrer, Itin. 385. 

' Calendared in error Regesta, i. No. 188. 

1190. [1116-18.] Westminster 

Precept by Queen Matilda to Ansfrid Dapifer: To cause the ship of the Abbot of St. 
Augustine's, Canterbury, to be restored to him, and all the goods which were seized therein. 
And the men who seized the ship are to find sureties, that they may stand to right when 



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the King so wills. All the goods of the abbot are to be in peace, as they were on the day 
when the King crossed the sea, until he returns to England. 
Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. 

[Copies in Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. 1, fo. 66v°; Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, fo. 91v° (195). Hist. Mon. St. Aug. 
Cant., p. 354.]' 

' Calendared in error Regesla, i, No. 189. 

1191. [1116-18.] Windsor 

Precept by William the King's son to William [de Eynesford] Sheriff of Kent: To reseise 
the Abbot of St. Augustine's of his ship, as commanded in a previous writ, and as it was 
attested (recognitum) by the good men of the shire that the abbot was seised, when the King 
last crossed the sea. 

Witness: [Ranulf] the chancellor. 

[Copies in Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. I, fo. 67v°; Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, fo. 9^° (194). Hist. Mon. St. Aug. 
Cant., p. 354.]' Farrer, Itin. 386. 

' Calendared in error Regesta, i. No. 190. 

1192. [1116-18.] Westminster 

Precept by William the King's son to William [de Eynesford] Sheriff of Kent: To cause 
inquiry to be made by the men of the hundred of Milton {Mideltuna) what customs the Abbot 
of St. Augustine's, Canterbury ought to have in Newington (Newenton). The abbot is to 
have them without delay, particularly 'de isto auxilio'. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Jul. D. 11, fo. 95 (218); Claud. D. X, fo. 247; Trin. Hall, Camb. MS. 1, fo. eVv". 

Hist. Mon. St. Aug. Cant., 355 (incorrectly).]' 
Henry of Huntingdon records heavy taxation in 1117. 

^ Calendared in error as 1078-83 in Regesta, i. No. 191. 

1193. [c. 1118?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to William of Eynesford (Ainesford): To cause the Abbot of St. 
Augustine's to have his customs in Newington, whether in money or in services. Let the 
King hear no further complaint of default of justice. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1108-29.] 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Jul. D. II, fo. 95 (217); B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. I32v'' (ex libro Sancti Aug. Cant, 
in quarto) (transcript).] 

William was not sheriff before 1115 nor after 1 129. 

1194. [1100-18.] 

Notification (notum sit presentibus etfuturis) by Henry I: That, for the welfare of his soul 
and that of Matilda the Queen, he confirms the gift to St. Mary's, Castleacre of a mill near 
Castleacre by Alan fitz Flaald and one hospes dwelling by the bridge of Castleacre, tithes of 
two ploughs (canucaium) in South Acre and 20 acres in Sporle. 

[Harl. MS. 2110, fo. 112 (copy).] 

1195. [1100-18.] 

Notification (notum sit presentibus etfuturis) by Henry I: That he has given to St. Mary's, 
Castleacre, the churches of South Creke and Newton. 

Witnesses: H[erbert] Bp. of Norwich; W[illiam] Earl [of Surrey]; R[anulf?] the chan- 
cellor; W[illiam] de Albini. 

[Harl. MS. 2110, fo. 112 (copy).] 

1196. [1107-18.] 

Notification (notum sit presentibus et futuris) by Henry I (dei gratia rex Anglorum) that 
he has confirmed to the church of St. Mary and SS. Peter and Paul of Acre (Castleacre) and 
the monks of St. Pancras there the gifts of William de Warenne and others. 

Signa: King Henry; Herbert Bp. [of Norwich]; Roger Bp. [of Salisbury]; Robert Bp. [of 
Lincoln or of Lichfield?]; Henry Earl [of Warwick]; Ranulf the chancellor; Gilbert de 



HENRY I 145 

I'Aigle; William de Albini ; William de Curci (MS. Co/-e/); William Meschin; William Peverel 
(Piperellus) ; Otowe [Othuer son of Earl Hugh ?] ; Jordan de Say (Saiaco) ; Roger fitz Richard. 
[Harl. MSS. 2110, fo. 112 (copy); 5805, fo. 168 (p. 437) (partial transcript by H. Lilly, ob. 1638).] 
The omission of the Queen's name in the preamble is curious. If it were after her death in 1 1 18, it would 
have been natural to insert pro anima. Sue. 

1197. [1107-18.] London 

Precept by Henry I to W[illiam] Bp. of Exeter and Richard the sheriff and all of Devon: 
That all the lands which his barons or knights of Devonshire gave to St. Nicholas of Exeter 
are to be free from all earthly service as William I and William II quit-claimed them for their 
souls and those of Matilda the King's mother and his own. 
Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor ;i Gilbert de I'Aigle. 
[Chart. R. 11 Ed. Ill, No. 29; Cotton MS. Vitell. D. IX, fo. 27v°. Oliver, Monasi. Exon. 118, No. ii, 
'E.\ archivis civitatis Exoniae' (Inspeximus of 20 Hen. VII).] 
' Oliver substitutes Richard of Canterbury (Cantuarensi), but the cartulary has the right reading. 

1198. [1116-18.] Oxford 

Mandate and request by Queen Matilda to Vitalis Engaigne and William de Lisors 
[keepers of the forest in Northants.]: To convey Malger the monk and his servants to 
Luffield, since the King has granted that he may stay there, and to protect him. 

Witness: the Bp. of Lincoln. 

[Westminster Abbey, LufBeld Cartulary, fo. 17 (copy). Monasi. iv. 348 (incorrectly).] Farrer, Ilin. 378. 

1199. [1101-18.] 

Notification by Queen Matilda: That she has granted to the church of St. Mary, Salisbury, 
all her right in the toll of the market at Salisbury. 

[Register of St. Osmund, i. 202 (copy).] 

This grant is amalgamated in the register with a confirmation by Henry I of 8 Sept. 1 131 relating to gifts 
of Croc the huntsman and others. See No. 1716. 

1200. [1106-18.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of Bayeux and all his barons and lieges of the 
Hiemois: That he has granted to St. Martin and the monks of Troarn all Le-Marais[-sur- 
Dive] (mariscus) [Calvados] about which there was a suit in his curia between the monks 
and Robert de Ussy (Usseio). Robert recognized the right of the monks and quit-claimed 
Le-Marais to God and St. Martin, in the King's presence. The church is to hold Le-Marais 
for the future as well and honourably as its other property. 

Witnesses: Robert Count of Meulan; Nigel de Albini. 

Formerly sealed, sur simple queue. 

[Arch, de Calvados, fonds Troarn, Marais liasse, 2, No. 77 bis (original); Caen, Collection Mancel, MS. 
159, fo. 1 (transcript). Sauvage, Troarn, 265; Haskins, Norman Inst. 90; E.H.R. xxiv. 211.] Farrer, 
////;. 293a. 

1201. [1118, May-1119, May] 

Precept by William the King's son to John Bp. of Bath: To give seisin to Modbert of the 
land in North Stoke (Stoic), which Grenta made him heir to {hereditavit in vita sua). 
Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. 
[Camb. C.C.C. MS. cxi. 109 (copy). Madox, Hist, of E.xcheq. (1711), 76: Two Cart, of Bath Abbey, No. 

49.] Farrer, Iiin. 384a. 
Presumably after the death of the Queen and before William's crossing to Normandy. The resulting case 

was heard in the Bp.'s Court, 30 June 1121 (Madox, loc. cit.; Farrer, Itin. 441). See No. 1302. 

1202. [1115-19, May.] 

Notitia (\316) of a charter by William son of Henry I to Odard [of Bamburgh] the sheriff: 
That the King has granted him the land which he holds from the King and his heirs (de 
rege et heredibus suis) for the service of three knights. 

[P.R.O., D. of L. Misc. (D.L. 41) 1/35. Northumberland County Hist. ii. \2n. (incorrectly).] 

The charter was one of a number found in the chapel at Tutbury in 1 326-7. 

983.1 L 



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1203. [1119, after May 16.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I (dei gratia rex Anghriim) to Ralf Abp. [of Canterbury], Robert 
Bp. of Lincoln, and generally for England: That he has given to Abbot Geoffrey [de 
Gorron] the abbey of St. Albans as freely as his predecessors Abbots Paul or Richard held 
it, with all liberties and the lands acquired by Abbot Richard, as held at his death. 

Witnesses: Ralf Abp. of Canterbury; Urban Bp. of Glamorgan; Nigel de Albini; Roger 
fitz Richard; Geoffrey de Mandeville; Richard fitz Baldwin; Jordan de Say; Henry de 
Albini; Hugh Delaval. 

[Cotton MS. Nero D. I, fo. 154. Matt. Paris, Chron. Maj. (R.S.), vi. 39.] Farrer, hin. 388. 

1204. 1119 [June, the month of the marriage?]. Rouen 

Charter by Henry I 'rex Anglorum' to St. John's, Colchester: Confirming the possessions 
which Eudo Dapifer and many others have given [full list given]. The King grants the abbey 
the same privileges as St. Peter's at Westminster enjoys, including full jurisdiction over all 
their tenants. Confirms to them all lands to be given in the future. Grants 'omnes leges et 
consuetudines quae ad me pertinent'. Forbids all officials, magnates, &c., to make any 
exaction on pain of a fine of £5 to the abbey. 

Signa: The King; William, 'dei gratia rex designatus', his son; Ralph Abp. of Canter- 
bury; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Turstan Abp. -elect of York; William Bp. of Exeter; Bernard 
Bp. of St. David's; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; John Bp. of Lisieux; Audouin Bp. of Evreux; 
Ranulf the chancellor; Henry Count of Eu; Walter Giffard, Earl of Bucks.; William 
Warenne, Earl of Surrey; Robert son of King Henry; Richard his brother; Roger fitz 
Richard; Robert his brother; Nigel de Albini; Otuer son of Earl Hugh; Thomas de Sancto 
Johanne; William de Tancarville, chamberlain; Michael de Hameslape; John of Bayeux, 
chaplain; Nigel of Calne, chaplain; Robert Peche, chaplain; Richard, chaplain and Custos 
Sigilli. 

[Carl, of St. John's, Colchester, i. 4-10; Cat. Pat. R. 1452-61, 80 (abstract).] Farrer, Itin. 387. 

Dating clause: 'Data Rothomagi. Deo gratias solemniter et feliciter, anno ab incarnatione Domini 
M°c°xix°. Quo nimirum anno pretaxatus filius regis Henrici Willelmus et rex designatus, puellam 
nobilissimam filiam Fulconis Andegavorum comitis Mathildem nomine Luxouii duxit uxorem.' 

See Round's remarks, G. de M. 424 fF. He thinks that the charter has been interpolated, but that the list 
of witnesses may safely be taken as correct. He gives the limits as June-Oct. 1119. 

An abbreviation of the same charter, without date or witnesses, and limited to the manors 
of Weeley, Mundon, and Pitsea. 

[Pat. R. 14 Ed. Ill, pt. 3, m. 12. Cal. Pat. R. 1340-3, 67.] 

1204a. [1119, June?] Rouen 

Notitia of the gift by Henry I and his son William to Bishop Reginald and the church 
of St. Maurice, Angers, of Tedriga and Hensete. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Nigel de Albini; Geoffrey de Mandeville {Magna 
Villa). 

[Angers, Bibl. Mun. MS. 689, ff. 337, 340 (18th.-c. abstract, from lost cartulary). Cartulaire noir, p. 168 

(No. xci).] 
These lands were purchased by Peter des Roches from William Bp. of Angers and the dean and chapter 

and given to Netley Abbey (Cal. Chart. R. i. 261). The places mentioned are not identified, but may 

possibly represent the site of the abbey. 

1205. 1119, June. Rouen 

Grant by Henry, 'rex Anglorum et dux Normannorum ', to St. John of Colchester: Of 
the liberties and rights possessed by St. Peter of Westminster (specified). 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Turstan Abp. of York; 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Ranulf the chancellor; Henry Count of 
Eu; Walter Giffard, Earl; William Earl Warenne. 

[Carl, of St. John's, Colchester, i. 10-1 1 ; Historical Essays in Honour of James Tail (Manchester, 1933), 

140.] 
'Anno et mense quo Willelmus filius regis desponsavit uxorem suam filiam comitis Andegavensium.' 
The compiler of the cartulary gives this as an 'abbreviatio quae et levius ferri et tantumdem posset operari' 

of the lengthier charter printed in i. 4. It is confirmed by Stephen (i. 30). See Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 



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160-4, who considers this based on a charter to Herbert Abbot of Westminster (1121). Compare the 
similar 'portable' charter to Reading (No. 1474). 

1206. [1119, June?] Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to his ministers of Norfolk and Suffolk: That the monks of Holy 
Trinity, Norwich, are to hold in alms the church, land, and men in Aldeby [co.Norf.] given 
them by Agnes de Beaufou (Belfo). 

Witnesses: Roger fitz Richard; William de Tancarville. [1106-29.] 

[Copies in D. and C. Norwich, Regg. i, fo. 55; ii. fo. 26v°; iii. fo. 57.] 

1207. [1119, June?] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I 'dei gratia, rex Anglie et dux Normannorum', to Thurstan Abp. 
of York and Hugh de la Val and the sheriff and all of Yorkshire: That he has granted to the 
canons of St. Oswald [of Nostell] a fair in Nostell for two days before the feast of St. Oswald, 
and the day of the feast, and two days afterwards. All men resorting to the fair are to have 
the King's firm peace. No one is to molest them on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Henry Count of Eu; Roger fitz Richard; Humphrey 
de Bohun; Payn fitz John; Ralph de Tosni {Todeneio); Ingram de Abern[on]. [1 1 14-20.] 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 32 [H.H.] (25); Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 8 (p. 13); Bodl. Dods- 
worth MS. 138, fo. 113 (copies). Farrer, E. Y.C., No. 1433.] Farrer, Itin. 342 and 402. 

1208. [1117-19] 

Grant by Richard [Belmeis] Bp. of London to the canons of St. Osyth's [co. Essex] : Of 
the manor of Chiche and six librates of land, which he bought from Robert de Wigecot, 
in Southminster, for the souls' health of King Henry, Queen Matilda, and their children. 
This was done with the permission of King Henry and Ralph Abp. of Canterbury. 

[Lansd. MS. 447, fo. 58 (copy). Trans. Essex Arch. Soc. v. 5 (extracts).] 

1209. [1117-19.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I (Rex Anglie, dominus Hibernie, et dux Normanie) to Ralf Abp. of 
Canterbury, Richard Bp. of London, and all the chapter of St. Paul's, London: That he has 
granted to the canons of St. Osyth's the manor of Chich [Essex], &c. (confirming the gift 
by Richard Bp. of London). 

Witnesses; Ralf Abp. of Canterbury; Nigel of Calne. 

[Abbreviated transcript (by St. George 1624) in Lansd. MS. 447, fo. 58v°; another in Bodl. MS. Eng. Hist. 
C. 241, fos. 52-53. Dickinson, Austin Canons, p. 282.] 

This is presumably the confirmation alluded to in Weever's Funeral Monuments, p. 607 (ed. 1767, p. 367), 
as taken from 'Carte Antique" and of the 19th year. Weever must have confused it with the charter of 
19 Hen. Ill (Carte Antique 1 (A) 20). The confirmation by Henry II (ibid. 5 (E) 22) has no date. 

1210. [1119, June?] Rouen 

Notitia of a concord made in the presence of Henry I between G[erard] abbot of Saint- 
Wandrille and H[ugh] abbot of St. Vigor, Cerisy, for the division of the tithes of Saint- 
Marcouf [Manche]. 

Witnesses: R[alph] Archbishop of Canterbury; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Nigel de Albini.^ 

[Arch. Seine-Inferieure, Ser. H. (Cart, of S. Wandrille), fo. 297, No. 13 bis. F. Lot, hudes critiques, 115.] 
Farrer, Itin. 391. 

' A confirmation (Lot, op. cit. 167) of 1167-78 mentions Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen as having also been 
present. 

1211. 1119 [c. Sept. 29?] 

Record of a decision of the Curia Regis, viz. Roger Bp. of Salisbury, Robert Bp. of Lin- 
coln, Ranulf the chancellor, and Ralf Basset, that the monks of Abingdon should prove the 
exemption from geld of the 120 hides held in demesne by the oath of one of their men in the 
shire-court; which was accordingly done on the Monday after Martinmas following, at 
Sutton before William de Bocland, sheriff, and the whole county. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 159v° ; C. IX, fo. 162v''. Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, 160; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 113.] Farrer, Itin. 393. 

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1212. [1119] Dec. 25. Bayeux 

Charter by Henry I, King of the English and Duke of the Normans, addressed to Hilde- 
bert Bp. ofLe Mans and all his barons of Maine and Normandy: Granting to the church of 
Holy Trinity of Savigny and to Vitalis, its founder, the church of Dompierre [Saint-Pierre- 
les-Landes], &c. 

Witnesses: John of Bayeux; Geoffrey de Clinton; Thomas de Sancto Johanne. 

[Arch, de La Manche, Cart, de Savigny, fo. 101 {copy). Round, C.D.F. 288 (No. 793) (calendared).] 

Farrer, ////;. 394. 
Dated 'apud Baiocas in natali Domini in anno quo Rex Anglorum dimicavit et debellavit regem Fran- 

corum '. This can hardly refer to anything else than the victory of Bremule, 20 Aug. 1119. 

1213. [1117-19.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen and the bps. and barons of Nor- 
mandy: That he has granted to the church of St. Mary of Bee to hold all its churches, tithes, 
and other property as freely as when the King obtained possession of Normandy. The abbot 
and monks are only to plead in the King's presence. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Ranulf the chancellor {Raimundo cantore). 

[Neusiria Pia, 484 (from a copy, in a Paris MS. of D. de Vyon d'Heround, of an Iiispeximus of Henry V, 

dated, Rouen, 28 Mar. a.r.8. [i.e. 1420]).] Farrer, Iiin. 389. 
Ralph was at Rouen for a few days about Aug. 1116, but this charter was more probably issued during 

his longer stay there after his return from Rome in 1117. He returned to England at the end of 1119 

(Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 239, 243, 259). 

1214. 1119. Rouen, ' in thalamo regis' 

Charter of Robert Earl of Leicester giving to the churches of St. Mary, Bee, and St. 
Nicaise, Meulan, £10. 5.?. in land in Pimperne [co. Dorset] in exchange for the land of Ralf 
the butler (piqn') in Blintesfield [in Shaftesbury co. Dorset] which rendered £8. 5s. and £2 
due from Robert's father in his manor of Hungerford [co. Berks.]. This is for the deliver- 
ance of his father's soul. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Waleran Count of Meulan; Nigel de Albini; William de Tancar- 
ville; Geoffrey de Mandeville; William fitz Robert; Odard sewer {dapifer) of Meulan; 
Ralf the Butler (Pine); Geoffrey de Courville. 

[Transcript in Paris, Bibl. Nat. Collection du Ve.xin, iii. 171, No. 246. Haskins, Norm. Inst. 295.] Farrer, 

Iiin. 392. 
' Ego Henricus re.x Dei gratia rex Anglorum hoc donum concede et signo et sigiUo meo confirmo.' 

1215. [1117-19.] Caen 

Notitia of a grant by Willfam de Albini, Pincerna, made in the presence of Henry I and 
his barons, to St. Stephen of Caen of all his possessions in fitavaux {Slavellum). At the same 
time the abbot and monks restored the obedientia of Mortain to the hermit, Vitalis, 'nulla 
tamen necessitate coacti immo eius inopiae et paupertati compassi'. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Richard Bp. of Bayeux; Ranulf 
Bp. of Durham; John Bp. of Lisieux; John the kinsman (cognatus) of the King; Robert de 
la Haie. 

[Paris, Bibl. St. Genevidve, MS. 1656, fo. 65 (abstract only); Deville, Notices, iv. 65.] 
This can probably be assigned to 1 1 18 as the concord with Savigny about Mortain was made at Arganchy 
in that year. See No. 1 183 and Stapleton, Magni Rotuli, i, p. Ixiv. 

1216. [1119.?] Bonneville [sur Touques] 

Precept (mando) by Henry I to the justices of Normandy: To let the Abbot of Fecamp have 
the land and meadow of the marshes of Aizier {Aisi)as well as the Count of Meulan held them 
in his time. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1107-35.] 

[Arch. Seine-Inferieure, Fonds de Fecamp, Bo.x A (Aizier) (vidimus of 1338). E.H.R. .\xiv. 213 n. 13; 

Haskins, Norman Inst. 93, n.] Farrer, Itin. 384. 
Probably soon after the death of Robert Count of Meulan. The vidimus is by the Vicomte of Pont- 

Audemer. Aisier is near Pont-Audemer on the south bank of the Seine. 



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1217. [1119?] Bonneville 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has given to God and St. Oswald 
and the canons of Nostell the church of Bamburgh with all its appurtenances and liberties 
in pure and perpetual alms, to be held as royal alms free of all secular service ; and after the 
death of Algar the priest it shall remain in the hands of the canons for ever for their 
maintenance. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; John Bp. of Lisieux; Ranulf 
the chancellor; Eustace fitz John. [1 1 16-19.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 8 (Nostell Cart.) (copy). Hist. Northumberland, i. 74n.; Farrer, E.Y.C. 

1424.) Farrer, Itin. 383. 
Ranulf the chancellor was not abroad with the King after 1120. Thurstan was in Normandy from the 
summer of 1116 to Feb. 1117, and again from the autumn of 1118 to Oct. 1119. He remained in exile 
till Feb. 1121 (see Farrer, Ilin., Nos. 375, 379, 384, 392, 408). 

1218. [1108-19.] 

Precept by Henry I to H[erbert] Bp. of Norwich and Robert [fitz Walter] the sheriff: To 
cause Richard Bp. of London to have the churches of Blythburgh and Stowe [co. Suffolk]. 
[B.M. Add. MS. 40725 (Blythburgh Cart.), fo. 3. Hist. MSS. Coram. Rep. x, App. iv. 451 (noticed); 
V.C.H. Suff. ii. 91 (noticed).] 

1219. [1108-19.] 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Norwich, Richard the archdeacon, Robert [fitz 
Walter] the sheriff and to all his men in Suffolk: That he grants to the canons of St. Osyth 
the church of Blythburgh [co. Suffolk] for the souls' health of his father and mother. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 40725 (Blythburgh Cart.), fo. 96. Hist. MSS. Coram. Rep. x, App. iv. 452 (noticed).] 

1220. [1108-19.] 

Grant by Henry I to the canons of St. Osyth's : Of the churches of Stowe and Blythburgh 
[CO. Suffolk]. 
[B.M. Add. MS. 40725 (Blythburgh Cart.), fo. 3 (in the possession of Mr. F. A. Crisp in 1907). Hist. 
MSS. Coram. Rep. x, App. iv. 451 (noticed); V.C.H. Suff. ii. 91 (noticed).] 

1221. [1117-19.] Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to the Vicomte of Vaudreuil : That the nuns of Saint-Amand are to 
have the livery of his alms in Vaudreuil as from the death of John Rubi, priest. 
Witnesses: Ralf Abp. of Canterbury ; Ranulf the chancellor. 
[Copy (12th c.) Arch. Seine-Inferieure, at the end of quasi-original of the foundation charter. Vidimus 

of 1313, ibid, and at Paris, Arch. Nat. JJ. 49, fo. 26v°. Haskins, Norm. Inst. 295; M. J. Le Cacheux, Hist. 

de St. Amand de Rouen, p. 253 (17).] Farrer, Itin. 390. 

1222. [1120, Mar. 7-13?] Ste. Vaubourg [near Rouen] 

Notification by Henry I {del gratia rex Anglorum et dux Normannoruin) to abps., bps., and 
all sheriffs in whose shires Robert fitz Richard has lands: That he has granted to Robert 
fitz Richard his free customs over the whole of his estates, with sac and soc, toll and team 
and infangthief, as well and honourably as any of his brothers or of the King's other barons 
ever held their lands. 

Witnesses: Richard the chaplain; Everard of Calne; Robert de Limesi; Robert de 
Crevecceur; William de Clinton; William de Pirou, Dapifer; Robert de Candos; Robert d' 
Oiili ; Edward of Salisbury; Oin Vicomte of Rouen; Wilham de Turberville (Thurbertevill'); 
Baldwin, son of Gilbert fitz Richard. [1107-20.] 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 6 (1*) (copy). Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 182.] Farrer, Itin. 

520. 
'In prima ebdomoda quadragesime.' 
Robert de Candos died 2 Nov. 1 120. Richard the chaplain became Bp. of Hereford 7 Jan. 1121. 

1223. [1120?] Ste. Vaubourg [near Rouen] 

Charter by Henry I to the Abbot and whole convent of Tiron: Granting to God and St. 
Mary and the abbey of Cameis [St. Dogmael's, co. Pemb.] the lands and all the substance 



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that Robert fitz Martin has given or shall give it. And the abbey is to enjoy the same liberties 
as he had granted while it was a ceil. 

Witness: William de Albini the Breton. 

'Et sciatis quod hoc etiam concedit Willelmus filius mens, teste Otuero fiHo comitis.' 
[1119-20.] 

[Arch, of Eure et Loir, Cart, of Tiron, fo. 48v°. Merlet, Cartulaire de I'Abbaye de Tiron, i. 41; Round, 

C.D.F. 352 (no. 996).] Farrer, Itin. 400. 
On the date see Round, ad loc. According to the notitia which he prints, the exact year should be 1 120. 

1224. [1120] Lent. Arganchy (near Bayeux) 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed to all his Heges of England: That he has 
restored to Rohais the wife of Eudo Dapifer all the land which Eudo gave her for her dower 
{in dotem) and the lands which he subsequently added (enumerated) ; to hold with sac and 
soc, toll and team and all other customs as freely as Eudo ever held them. 

Witnesses: William the King's son; Richard Bp. of Bayeux; William Earl Warenne, &c. 

[Cart, of St. John's, Colchester, 42.] Farrer, Itin. 399. 

On the date see Round, E.H.R. xvi. 728. 

1225. [1107-20.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Chichester and all the barons of Sussex : That he 
has granted to St. Martin and the monks of Battle 5.?. per annum in land which Anselm 
de Freulleville (FredeUivilla) and Roger his son gave them [in the meadows of Bodiham]. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 29v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 15 (omitting witnesses).] 

1226. 1119-20. Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Ednod the monk and Maurice the dapifer and the barons of 
the honour of St. Edmund: That he has granted to Jocelin (Goslino) son of Wulward of 
Wangford all his father's land for the service by which his father held it, and the manors 
of Chevington and Saxham [co. Suflf.] at the farm at which his father held them. 

Witnesses: Robert Pecche (Peccato); Peter fitz John. 

Another charter in the same terms is attested by the Bishops of Sahsbury and Lincoln at 
Winchester. 

[Copies of both versions on the fly-leaf of B.M. Add. MS. 7097 (Saxham Cartulary). The first version 

printed by Douglas, Feudal Docs. 70.] 
The address suggests a vacancy in the Abbey (Mar. 1 1 19-21 ) on the death of Abbot Albold, who appointed 

Maurice as steward. 

1227. 1119-20. Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Norwich and Robert fitz Walter and all the barons and 
lieges of Norfolk and Suffolk: That St. Edmund [of Bury] and his monks have all their 
liberties in their eight and a half hundreds as well as the said church or any abbot had them, 
with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief, and hamsocn and wardpenny and all other 
customs as the charter of the church testifies. No one is to take any of these rights except 
by leave of the saint and the abbot. For the King is not aware that he has given to any one 
any of the aforesaid customs in the land or jurisdiction of St. Edmund. 

Witness: Maurice of Windsor. 

['Album Registrum S. Edmundi" (B.M. Add. MS. 14847), fo. 38v° (copy).] 

Issued between 1 1 14 and 1 129, since Robert fitz Walter is sheriff, and during a vacancy in the abbacy. 
Such a vacancy occurred between 1119 and 1121. The King was not in Normandy in 1121. The see 
ofNorwich was vacant July 11 19-June 1121. Cf. No. 1598. 

1228. c. 1120. Laigle 

Notitia of a claim to the church of Chandai {Canziacum), tried by Richer de Laigle, its 
lord, 'in a secular court according to the custom of Normandy'. Richer presided; many 
of his barons and his mother, Juliana, were present. By the consent of the parties and by the 
direction of the president, several judges were chosen and sent apart. When, at length, they 
returned and desired to give their judgement in the hearing of all, the plaintiff, anticipating, 
declared that he would withdraw his claim. 

[Round, C.D.F. 457 (No. 1257) (abstract); Cart, de St. Pere de Chartres, ii. 607.] 



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1229. [1106-20.] Caen 

Precept by Henry I to Wiger de Sainte-Mere-£glise: To do right to the monks of Saint- 
Pere of Chartres as to their land. If anyone claims it the monks are to prove their title by 
their good men (probos homines), or else the claimants are to prove their title by those whom 
one of the monks (monachus) shall choose. 

Witness: William de Pirou. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 9221, No. 6 (original). Haskins, Norm. Inst. 223.] 

William de Pirou does not attest in Normandy after 1 120. 

1230. [1120, Feb.-Nov.] Caen 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for England: That he has confirmed to St. 
John's, Colchester, the manor of Brightlingsea; and £6 a year from the said manor to be 
'ad usum infirmorum'. The monks are to hold it as well and honourably as they held it on 
the day when Eudo Dapifer was alive and dead. 

Witnesses: Nigel de Calne*; Nigel de Albini*; William de Pirou; Otuer fitz Count*. 

[Cart, of St. John's. Colchester, i. 21.] Farrer, ///;;. 397. 

* Note that the persons asterisked are witnesses to the charter of II 19 (Cart. i. 4 = No. 1204.) This was 
perhaps granted early in 1 120. 

1231. [1120, Feb.-Nov.] Caen 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to Fulco Dapifer Layer 
[Breton] {LegraY and all his other land which he held of Eudo by the service of two knights. 
And Ardleigh (Erlea), which Robert de Erlea held by the service of the fourth part of one 
knight. 'Et prohibeo ne de aliqua terra placitet super hoc nisi ego precipiam.' 

Witnesses: Nigel of Calne; Nigel de Albini; William de Pirou; Otuer fitz Count; Hamo 
of St. Clair; Roger the nephew of Hubert. 

[Cart, of St. Johns, Colchester, i. 23.] Farrer, Itin. 396. 

For the date cf. the witnesses to the charter about Brightlingsea (No. 1230) and the King's great charter of 
confirmation (No. 1204). Obviously the former of these and the present charter were issued soon after 
the death of Eudo. 

^ See Farrer, Honours and Knights' Fees, iii. 200. 

1232. 1120 [before Nov. 25]. Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Abp. of Canterbury: That he consents that Eadmer 
'monachus ille, unde rex Scotiae te requisivit' may take the see of St. Andrews. 
Witness: Everard of Calne. 
[Cambridge, C.C.C. MS. 452. p. 332. Eadmer, Hist. Nov. (R.S.), 281.] Farrer, ////;. 401. 

1233. 1120, Nov. 21. Barfleur 

Charter by Henry I in Council to the abbey of St. Vigor, at Cerisy: Confirming the old 
charter, previously confirmed by his ancestors. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Richard Bp. 
of Bayeux; John Bp. of Lisieux; Roger Bp. of Coutances; Turgis Bp. of Avranches; Robert 
Earl [of Leicester] ; Richard Earl [of Chester]; Ranulf vicomte [of Bayeux]; Robert de la 
Haie; Roger fitz Richard. 

[P.R.O. Norm. Roll, 7 Hen. V, pt. 2, no. 37 (Inspe.ximus). Monast. vii. 1075; Neustria Pia (1663), 432. 
'Ex Cart. Abbat. de Longis'.] Farrer, Itin. 406. 

'Actum est apud Barbefluvium anno ab incamatione Domini mcxx, indictione xm, epacta xviii, xi kal. 
Decembris.' 

1234. [1113-20.] Rouen 

Writ by Henry I to the men of Douvrend: That they are to obey Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen 
as lord of the honour of Douvrend, [Seine Inf.], for the King restores it to God and St. 
Mary. 

Witness : Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Arch. Seine Inf., Cart, de Notre Dame de Rouen, fo. 26 (copy). Round, C.D.F. 2 (No. 7) (calendared).] 



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1235. 1111-20. Rouen 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has restored to the monastery of 
St. Evroul, the manor of Charlton[-upon-Otmoor, co. Oxon.] which Adelina de Ivri 
gave them. 

Witnesses: Nigel de Albini; Falk de Aunou (Alnou); Ralph de Pont Echanfre. 

[Pat. R. 12 Ed. Ill, pt. 3, m. 13 (Inspeximus). Monast. vii. 1079; Cat. Pat. R. 12 Ed. Ill, 155.] Farrer, 

Itin. 344. 
Attributed in the Monasticon to Henry II, but the style is that of Henry I. Adeline died 1 1 10-1 1 {Hist. 

Moil, de Abingdon, ii. 72-73). Ralph de Pont Echanfre was drowned in the 'White Ship' (Ord. Vit., 

Hist. Eccl. iv. 417). 

1236. [1114-20.] Caen 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he grants to the monks of Tiron for 
the souls of himself, his wife, children, &c., 15 marks of silver for their shoes (calciamenta) 
to be received every year at Winchester from his treasury at Michaelmas. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert 
de Haia; Nigel de Albini. 

[Arch, de Eure at Loir, Cart, of Tiron, fo. 50 (copy). Merlet, Cart, de I'Abbaye de Tiron, 1, 43; Round, 
C.D.F. 354 (No. 998) (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 395. 

1237. [1116-20.] Rouen 

Precept by Henry I to Nigel de Albini and Anschetill de Bulmer and all the barons of 
Yorkshire : That Thurstan Abp. of York is to hold the church of South Cave (Caua), with 
its appurtenances, honourably and peaceably. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus', pt. ii, fo. 83v<>; Cotton MS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 71. Farrer, E.Y.C., 

1822.] Farrer, Itin. 403. 
Ranulf the chancellor was not abroad with the King after 1 120. Anschetill seems to have succeeded Osbert 

about 1116. 

1238. [1120, Nov.-Dec] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Chichester and William fitz Ansger and the 
barons of Sussex: That he has given to St. Martin of Battle in exchange for Reading, the 
manor of Appledram [co. Sussex], also 40?. which formerly pertained to the said manor, with 
the ferm of Bosham ; and of feeding in the woods of ' Bocfalde' and ' Betlesparrioc', one pig 
for every three that the King has there; and the fourth penny of pannage, and the fourth 
of all the oaks that are felled and the fourth penny from the land pertaining to those woods, 
&c. The monks and their men of Appledram are to be quit of all custom with sac, soc, toll, 
team and infangthief, geld, scot, hidage, danegeld, work on bridges, castles, parks, and en- 
closures, host-service, aids, shires, hundreds, wardpenny, lastage, larceny, murder-fine, 
treasure-trove, warren, and all pleas and plaints. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Adam de Port. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Abbey Cart. fo. 25v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 1 Iv"; P.R.O. Exch. 
(Augm. Office) Misc. Bl<. No. 56, fo. 65v°; Pat. R. 2 Ed. IV, pt. 3, m. 15; Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, No. 55. 
Monast. iii. 247.] Farrer, Itin. 499. 
William fltz Ansger is said to have been dead before 1122 (Farrer, Itin. 447), so this must be a preli- 
minary to the foundation of Reading and is probably to be dated as Dec. 1 120 on Henry's return from 
France. 

1239. [1120, Dec. 25.] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs and tax-collectors in whose bailiwicks the abbey of 
Westminster has lands: That the lands and men of the abbey are to be free from all gelds, 
pleas, danegelds, murdrum-Hnes, and other requisitions which were made from them while 
the abbey was in the King's hand. And whatever has been taken from them is to be restored. 

Witnesses: [Ranulf] the chancellor; G[eoffrey] de Chnton. [1 120-1.] 

[Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 58^; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 130v° (copies).] 
The vacancy here mentioned had lasted from 6 Dec. 1 1 17 to Jan. 1121. Henry was at Brampton for Christ- 
mas 1120 (Henry of Huntingdon, Hist. Angl. 243). 



HENRY I 153 

1240. [1120, Dec. 25.] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs and tax-collectors in whose baihwicks the abbey of 
Westminster has lands : That all the lands of the abbey are to be free from all pleas, gelds, 
danegelds, murdrum-fines, aids of sheriffs, and other requisitions; because the King has 
quit-claimed them for the good of the soul of Queen Matilda, and as King Edward acquit- 
ted them by his charter. 

Witness: Roger Bp. [of Salisbury]. 

[Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. SSv"; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 15\° (copies).] 

1240a. 1120 

Notiiia of the gift by Ralph (Rod') son of Robert son of Anquetil, with the consent of 
Robert Earl of Leicester and Waleran Count of Meulan, confirmed by Henry I, to St. 
Mary's, Bee, of his tenement in the King's manor of Durrington (Derintona) in Wiltshire for 
the souls of Robert Count of Meulan, his own father, and himself 

[Windsor, D. and C. Charter Roll (XI. G. 11) (13th-c. copy). Chibnall, Select Documents, xvi (p. 9).] 

The confirmation is in the same form as in No. 1004 (q.v.). 

In the confirmation of this gift by Henry II (Moiiast. vi. 1068) the name of the donor is given as Radulfus, 
not Rod[berlus]. 

1241. 1121, Jan. 7. Westminster 

Charter of Henry I: Confirming the gifts of himself and other benefactors (enumerated) 
to the priory of St. Oswald's, Nostell. 

Witnesses: on behalf of the King: Earl David; Robert the King's son; Nigel de Albini; 
William Peverel of Nottingham; Robert de Brus; Roger fitz Ranulf (/. RaL); Payn fitz John; 
Geoffrey fitz Payn; Robert d'Oilli; Hugh Bigod. 

[Copy in John Rylands Library, Manchester, MS. lat. 225, No. 64. Scokirk Chartulary (Yorks. Arch. 

Soc. Record Ser. Ixxx), p. 173.] 
'Data et confirmata Westmonasterio, anno ab incarnacione domini m.c.xxi. Indictione xxiv. Epacta 
xviii. Septimis Idus Januarii. Concurrens v. Luna xxv. Feria vi. (MS. in) Anno secundo confectionis 
Turstini Archiepiscopi. 
'Ego Henricus rex Anglie et dux Normannorum, ut imposterum res firma consistat, presentem paginam 

prope meum impressionem' consignavi.' 
■ Possibly for 'proprie manus impressione'. The clause is clearly corrupt. The year is fixed by the con- 
secration of Thurstan on 19 Oct. 1119. This would give Indiction 14, Epact (i.e. 29). Concurrent 5, Age 
of the Moon 15. This is clearly the lost charter mentioned in the Plea Roll of Easter 1285. See Farrer's 
£.y.C., No. 1428. 

1242. [1121, Jan. 7?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to Agnes the abbey of 
Barking, with its appurtenances; to be held with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief 
and all other customs which any other abbess ever enjoyed there. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Richard Bp. of London; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; 
Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini; WiUiam de Tancarville; 
Geoffrey de CHnton. [1114-22.] 

[Chart. R. 7 & 8 Ric. II, No. 13; Pat. R. 4 Ed. IV, pt. 3, m. 22; Confirm. R. 4 Hen. VII, pt. 3, No. 3 
(enrolments of Inspeximus). Cat. Chart. R. v. 284.] Farrer, Jlin. 408. 

A council was held at Westminster on 7 Jan. 

1243. [1121, Jan. 7.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Adam de Port and his other barons, &c., of Herefordshire, 
Gloucestershire, and Shropshire: That he has granted to Richard the bishopric of Hereford, 
with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and all other customs enjoyed by his pre- 
decessors. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Richard Bp. of London; William Bp. of Win- 
chester; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Theodulf 
Bp. of Worcester; William Bp. of Exeter; John Bp. of Bath; Ernulf Bp. of Rochester; Ralph 
Bp. of Chichester; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Urban (Gurgano), Bp. of Llandaff; David 
Bp. of Bangor ; Ranulf the chancellor : Stephen Count of Mortain ; Ranulf Earl of Chester ; 



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Robert the King's son; Nigel de Albini; William de Tancarville; William de Albini; Walter 
of Gloucester; Adam de Port; William de Pirou; Walter de Gant; Richard fitz Baldwin. 

Fourth Great Seal of Henry I of white wax (Harley). Imperfect. See Round, Geoffrey 
de Mandeville, 428. 

[Harley Chart. Ill, B. 46 (original); Hereford Cath. (original?): Pat. R. 29 Ed. III. pt. 1, m. 15 (Inspexi- 
mus). Warner and Ellis, Facsimiles, i. 3; Joiirn. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxi.x. 258-9 (incorrectly); Cat. Fat. R. 
1354-8, 196; W. W. Capes, Charters of Hereford Cath. 4.] Farrer, llin. 407. 

1244. [1121, Jan. 7?] Westminster 

Notification by Henry 1 to Hugh of Leicester and the barons of Northamptonshire: That 
he has granted to the Abbot and monks of Peterborough the manor of Pytchley {Pihtesle) 
which Geoffrey Ridel held from him with all the stock in it. 

Witnesses: [Geoffrey] Abp. of Rouen; Count Theobald [of Blois]; William de Tancarville 
(Cant); Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 39758, fo. 201 ; D. and C. Peterboro', 'Pytchley', fo. xxxix; 'Swaffham', fo. xli; 
Lansd. MS. 992, fo. 129v° (Bp. Kennett's Collections, transcript from the Swaft'ham Reg). W. T. 
Mellows, Local Government of Feterborough, 94, No. 26.] 
Geoffrey Ridel died 1 120. The abp. and Count Theobald were both in England in 1121 (see No. 1247). 

1245. [1121,c. Jan. 7?] [Westminster?] 

Charter by Henry I to St. Peter's Abbey, Shrewsbury (in diploma form, beginning Sanc- 
torum prisca, &c.): Of the gifts made by Earl Roger, Earl Hugh, Robert of Belesme, Roger 
the Poitevin, &c. 

Signa: King Henry; Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Richard Bp. of London; William Bp. 
of Winchester; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Chester; 
Richard Bp. of Hereford; Theodulf Bp. of Worcester; Ralph Bp. of Chichester; John Bp. 
of Bath; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; David Bp. of Bangor; Robert the King's son; Stephen 
Count of Mortain; Ranulf the chancellor; William de Tancarville; Geoffrey de Clinton; 
Walter of Gloucester; Grimbald the physician; Robert de Stotesberia; Everard son of Earl 
Roger; William Peverel; Hamund brother of William; Roger fitz Corbet; Robert his bro- 
ther; Fulco the sheriff; Herbert fitz Helgot; Baldwin de Boullers (Bollars); Ulger the hunts- 
man; Ralph de Condover (Conedoura). [Nov. 1120-2.] 

[Cart, of St. Peter's, Shrewsbury (Phillip's MS. 3516), No. 35 (copy): Phillip's MS. 11225 (transcript 
with W. Farrer = B.M. Add. MS. 30311, fos. 30-34). Collectanea Topog. et Geneal. i. 191-6: Farrer, 
Lancashire Pipe Rolls, 271 (extracts).] Farrer, Itin. 439. 
Henry was out of England in 1 120 till the very end of Nov. This charter obviously passed in England. 
It has been greatly interpolated with narrative, but the list of witnesses seems to be genuine. On the 
question of authenticity see J. Tait, Cartulary of Chester Abbey (Chetham Soc), i, pp. xxxviii-xl. The 
witnesses suggest the earlier part of the year. Cf. Nos. 1242-3. Richard de Belmeis (afterwards Bp. of 
London), Everard son of Earl Roger, Roger and Robert Corbet, Fulk the sheriff, Ulger the huntsman, 
and Ralph of Condover also attest a charter of Earl Hugh (d. 1098) to Shrewsbury confirming the gifts 
of Earl Roger and, like the present charter, suspicious in form {Cal. Chart. R. iv. 287-8). Fulk the sheriff, 
at all events, is an unlikely witness for a charter ostensibly of 1094-8. 

1246. [1121, Jan.?] London 

Notification by Henry I to 'all present and future': That he confirms to St. IVIary's, 
Thetford, and the monks there all their possessions (enumerated in almost the same terms 
as in the charter of Henry II (Monast. v. 150(viii)) but omitting all after ' Godland Longus'). 
All persons wishing to become monks or to be buried there are to be allowed to do so and 
give their possessions, and any tenements of which they may have been unlawfully disseised 
are to be restored. They are to be quit of shires, hundreds, pleas, plaints, scots, gelds, 
wardpenny and of toll throughout the kingdom. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Richard Bp. of London; Ranulf 
Earl [of Chester]; Ralph Basset; Richard fitz Baldwin; Geoffrey de Clinton; William de 
Tancarville ; Drew de Moncei (Munchi) ; Edward of Salisbury ; Ralph Lovel ( Lupel). [1121-7.] 

Signa of the King; the Bps. of SaUsbury, Ely, and London; Geoffrey de Chnton; Earl 



HENRY I 155 

Ranulf; Robert fitz Richard; Robert of Essex; Drew de Moncei; Richard fitz Baldwin; 
Edward of Salisbury; Ralph Lovel; Ralph Basset. 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 31 [G.G.] (I ) (copy).] 

The text and form of this charter are highly suspicious. The witnesses are, however, consistent with the 
suggested date. 

1247. [1121, Jan. 30.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally and to his burgesses of London : That he has 
confirmed to St. Peter and Abbot Herbert of Westminster, all the lands in London which St. 
Peter used to hold by the gift of King Edward and others; with all the privileges granted by 
King Edward, namely sac and soc, toll and team, infangthief, flymenafyrmth, miskenning 
and sceawinge, grith-breach and hamsocn, and all crimes of violence (assultus) in the saint's 
jurisdiction. 

Witnesses : Ralph Abp. of Canterbury ; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen ; Richard Bp. of London ; 
Wilham Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the 
chancellor; John of Bayeux (Cotton MS. — Dugdale and Madox omit); Theobald Count of 
Blois; Earl David; Robert the King's son; William de Tancarville; William de Albini; Nigel 
de Albini; Geoffrey de Clinton; Ralph Basset. 

Fourth Great Seal in white wax. For date see Geoffrey de Mandeville, 429. 

fWestminster Abbey, ch. xxxi (orig.); 'Domesday', fo. 101; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 129 (copies). 
Madox, Formulate, No. Ixv^; Monast. i. 307 (li).] Farrer, Itin. 409. 
* ' E.\ autogr. in iisdem arch. Endorsed in a hand coeval with the charter Libertates Lundoniae.' 

1248. [1121, Jan. 30.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to all in whose shires St. Peter of Westminster has lands and men: 
That he has granted to God and St. Peter and Abbot Herbert, sac and soc, toll and team, 
infangthief and flymenafyrmth, miskenning and sceawinge and grith-breach and hamsocn 
and all crimes of violence (assultus) within his jurisdiction, as fully as King Edward gave 
them by his charter. 

Witnesses: R[alph] Abp. of Canterbury; G[eoffrey] Abp. of Rouen ;i R[ichard] Bp. of 
London; W[illiam] Bp. of Winchester; R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; 
Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux; Earl David; R[obert] the King's son; W[illiam] de 
Tancarville; W[illiam] de Albini; N[igel] de Albini; G[eoffrey] de Chnton; R. Basset. 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey, 'Domesday', fo. 58; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fos. 77v° and 129. Robin- 
son, Gilbert Crispin, 163.] Farrer, Itin. 411. 

' 'Domesday', R. Abp. of Rouen. 

1249. [1121, Jan. 30.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of London and the sheriff, barons and officials of 
London : That he has confirmed to St. Peter of Westminster, for the souls of Edward the 
Confessor, Wilham I, WilHam l\, his son William, and of his mother Matilda and his wife 
Matilda, all the lands which King Edward and others gave in London and which St. Peter 
used to hold there. Also the privileges of sac and soc, toll and team, infangthief, flymena- 
fyrmth, miskenning, sceawinge, grith-breach, hamsocn, crimes of violence within the saint's 
jurisdiction, ship-toll (navium applicatio) and all other customs granted by King Edward's 
charter. All future gifts of land in the city are to be held with the same customs. Merchants, 
whether foreigners or the King's subjects (nostrates), who lodge on the land of St. Peter, 
are to be free from all custom so long as they render their just dues to the abbot; and are not 
to be molested in going or returning. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Richard Bp. of London; Wilham Bp. of Win- 
chester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Theobald 
Count of Blois; Earl David; Robert the King's son; Geoffrey de Chnton; Ralph Basset. 

[Westminster Abbey, 'Domesday', fo. 101 ; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 76v<' (copies). Madox, Fornm- 
lare. No. ccccxcvi, p. 291; Monast. i. 308 (Hi); New Palaeog. Soc. 1" Series ii, pi. 20 (a) (facsimile).] 
Farrer, Itin. 410. 



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1250. [1121, Jan. 30?] Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to the sheriff (v/r') and all his officials of London: That all merchants 
lodging in the soc of St. Peter of Westminster and of the abbot shall have firm peace in 
coming and returning. No one is to disturb them or do them wrong; and no one is to have 
authority over them except the abbot and monks, as King Edward and King William I 
commanded by their charters. 

Witnesses: the chancellor; Geoffrey de CUnton. [c. 1110-33.] 

[Copies in Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 101v°; Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 76v".] Farrer, 
Itin. 411. 

1251. [1121, Jan. 30?] Windsor 

Precept {volo) by Henry I to all sheriffs where the church of Westminster has lands: That 
Abbot Herbert hold his lands quit of pleas, &c., as granted by the charter of King Edward. 
Pleas of murder and larceny shall be determined as that charter directs. 
Witnesses: The chancellor; G[eoffrey] de CUnton; Ralf Basset, [c. 1110-27.] 
[Copies in Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, ff. 78, I29v°, 130 ff.; Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', ff. 58, SSV. 
See Farrer, Iliii. 411.] 

1252. [1121, Jan. 30?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed for England: That he wills, orders, and grants 
that Herbert Abbot of Westminster cause to be seized into his own hand all lands alienated 
from the church without the assent of the chapter. The abbot is to do justice to any sub- 
sequent claimant in his own court. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton; R[alf] Basset. 

[Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 75v° (copy).] Farrer, Iliii. 412. 

1253. [1121, Jan. 30?] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and the justiciar and sheriff and all the 
barons and lieges of Lincolnshire: That he has granted and confirmed to God and St. Mary 
of York and Abbot Richard and the monks there serving God the land outside Lincoln 
which is called 'in Land' and 'Calvecroft' with the adjacent meadow and all the pasture 
between 'Calvecroft' and the bounds {divisas) of Greetwell above and below to the middle 
of the stream of Witham, as Romphare gave it to them with toll and team and infangthief 
and all customs. 
Witnesses: Robert de Sigillo; Geoffrey Peverel. [1112-21.] 

[Chart, R. 1 Ed. II, m. 1, No. 1 ilnspeximus). Cat. Chart. R. ill. 120; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 467.] 

Abbot Richard is variously stated to have died Prid. Jan. (.?/(■) 1131 and Id. Jan. 1131. In either case the 

date is ten years too late, since Abbot Geoffrey was sent by Thurstan in 1 1 23 with his offer to consecrate 

William of Corbeil (Raine, Hisnis. of the Church of York, iii. 199). On the other hand, the appearance of 

Robert de Sigillo suggests a date after the appointment of Richard 'custos sigilli' to the see of Hereford. 

1254. [1121, Feb.?] Guildford 

Notification by Henry I to Earl Ranulf of Chester, Hugh de Leicester, and all the barons 
of Lincolnshire: That he has restored to God and the church and Robert Bp. of Lincoln 
the twelve bovates of land which Ralph Basset has proved to belong to the King's demesne, 
namely six bovates in Burgh [on Bain] and six in Willingham. Commanding also that the 
bp. hold them with sac and soc and toll and team and infangthief and all other customs 
as he holds his other lands. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini; WiUiam de Tancarville; Geoffrey de 
Clinton. [1120-2.] 

[Lincoln Cath. Archives A. i. 1, 4 (original); Lincoln 'Reg. Antiquiss'. F. 6d, No. 42; Cotton MS. Vesp. 
E. XVI, fo. 8rf (copies). Monast. viii. 1274 (xxxviii); E.H.R. xxiii. 725; Foster, Reg. Antiq., No. 42 
(facs.).] Farrer, ////;. 464. 

1255. [1121, Mar.?] 'Peri' [Waterperry?] 

Notification by Henry 1 to William Bp. of Winchester, the Sheriff of Hants, the reeve of 
Winchester and all of Hants and Winchester: That he has restored and confirmed to William 
Mauduit (the younger) all the dower which his father gave to his mother. Until William 



HENRY I 157 

receives possession, he is to receive from William de Pont de I'Arche £10. And the King 
confirms the land of Fyfield (Fihida) which his father held from Robert fitz Hamon and 
which Robert the King's son granted to William (the younger). 

Witnesses: R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Nigel de Albini; Geoffrey 
fitz Payn; Edward of Sahsbury; Robert de Crevecoeur; Robert de Ver; Robert d'Oilli; 
Hamo de Avenaio (28v° Avanato). [1120-2.] 

(B.M. Add. MS. 28024, ff. 28 and 28v'> (copies).] Farrer, Itin. 466. 

Haimon de "Avenaro" is a witness to one of Robert de Vere's charters (post 1 130) to the monks of Mor- 
ton. Monasr. v. 34 (ii). WilHam Mauduit succeeded his brother Robert, who was drowned in the 'White 
Ship' (Nov. 1 120). Robert the King's son became Earl of Gloucester between 11 21 and 1 122 (Round, 
G. de M. 434). His grant to William is in B.M. Add. MS. 28024, fo. 28v° (see Farrer, Itin. 463). Henry 1 
was at Abingdon 13 Mar. 1121 (Eadmer, Hist. Nov. 293). The entry in P.R. 31 Hen. I, p. 38, shows 
that William de Pont de I'Arche was still in possession in 1 130. 
Round {Ancestor, No. 5, p. 209, quoted by G. H. White in Genealogist, N. S. xxxviii. 116) regarded this 
charter as doubtful, since Fyfield was held in capite in Domesday. 

1256. [1121, Mar.?] 'Peri' [Waterperry ?] 

Notification by Henry I to Ralph Abp. of Canterbury and Ernulf Bp. of Rochester, 
the Sheriff, and all of Kent: That he has granted Roger the nephew of Hubert the 
land of Chalk (Chelcd), [co. Kent] which Fulco the chamberlain (Cameraiius) held at a 
rent, with all the customs with which the King used to hold it. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Thurstan Abp. of York; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
Audin Bp. of fivreux; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Nigel de Albini; Geoffrey fitz Payn; Hugh 
Delaval {de Valle); Robert de Crevecoeur. [1114-22.] 

[D. of L. Royal Charters, No. 3 (original). Hall, Formula Book, i. 20 (No. 12) (omitting witnesses).] 

Round {Geoffrey de Mandeville, 308, n. 1) dates this charter 1116-20. 

1257. [1121, Mar.?] 'Peri' [Waterperry?] 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has extended the fair granted to 
St. John of Beverley and Abp. Thurstan from three days to five, viz. three days before St. 
John Baptist, the feast and the morrow. All going, staying or returning are to have the 
King's peace on pain of forfeiture of £10. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Nigel de Albini. [1114-22.] 

[Harl. MS. 560, fo. 25 (copy); Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 94.] Farrer, Itin. 467. 

1258. [1121, Mar. 13?] Abingdon 

Precept by Henry 1 'omnibus vicecomitibus et praepositis et omnibus ministris suis totius 

Angliae et portuum maris': That whatever the monks of Abingdon buy for food and 

clothing and household furniture be free from toll and passage and custom. No one is to 

disturb their men or their goods on pain of a fine of £10. 

Witnesses: The chancellor; Miles of Gloucester. [1121-33.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 141 ; C. IX, fo. 149; Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 78; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 106.] 
Sir Frank Stenton suggests that this writ was issued during a vacancy of the abbey. Henry was at Abing- 
don on 13 Mar. 1121 for the consecration of Robert Bp. of Lichfield (Hist. Nov., p. 293), and Miles 
of Gloucester does not appear as a witness before that year. It seems probable that the formal election 
of Abbot Vincent took place then or immediately afterwards. 

1259. [1121, Mar.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry 1 generally addressed: That he has granted to Vincent, a monk of 
Jumieges, of the abbey of Abingdon with all its rights and privileges (including hamsocne, 
grithbriche and forestal on the abbey's own property only). 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux; William de 
Pont de I'Arche. 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 160; C. IX, fo. 1 62V". Hist.Mon.de Abingdon, ii. 162.] Farrer, 
Itin. 414. 

1260. [1121, Mar.?] Woodstock (O^e^/oc) 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of Canterbury, the sheriff and all barons, ministers, 
&c., of Kent: That he has given for the souls of his father and mother, his Queen Matilda, 



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and his son William, and for the ransom {redemptio) of his sins, in augmentation of the hos- 
pital of Harbledown {de Bosco de Blen) 10 perches of land surrounding the hospital to assart 
and cultivate. . 

Witnesses: William the almoner, chaplain; Payn fitz John; Geoffrey fitz Payn; Payn 
Peverel. [1120-33.] 

[Stowe MS. 855, fo. 2 (extract). W. Somner, Antiq. of Canterbury (2nd edit.), pt. 1 , App. p. 1 1 [No. xivft].] 

The mention of William the almoner suggests an early date. 

1261. [1121, Mar.?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London, Aubrey de Vere the sheriff, and all 
his barons and lieges of Essex: That he has confirmed to the Prior and canons of Holy 
Trinity, London, two hides of land, given by Symon de Moulins (MoV) and Adela his wife 
in Leyton (Luitona). To be held with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief, and all 
other customs which Symon and his wife enjoyed, or their predecessors, at any time. This 
for the souls of his father and mother, and the salvation of his friends and kindred and 
predecessors. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; William Bp. of Exeter; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; 
John of Bayeux; Geoffrey the chaplain; Adam de Port; Walter of Gloucester; Geoffrey de 
CUnton; William de Pont de I'Arche; Payn fitz John. [1115-22.] 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 13 [N.] (6) (copy).] Farrer, Itin. 417 (incorrectly). 

Geoffrey the chaplain is presumably Geoffrey Rufus who became chancellor after the death of Ranulf 
in Jan. 1123. 

1262. [1121, Mar.?] ^oodsiock (Odestocd) 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln, Gilbert the sheriff and others of Hunts. : 
That he has restored to Reginald Abbot of Ramsey the lands in Elton (AtheliiUona) and 
Warboys [Hunts.] which Hugh of Worcester held; and the lands in Houghton and Wyton 
[Hunts.] which Richard la Velie (Vetula) held. 

Witnesses: Bp. of Salisbury; Bp. of Lincoln; Bp. of Winchester; Ranulf the chancellor; 
Nigel de Albini; Walter of Gloucester; Ralph Basset; Vitalis Engaine; Eurewin; Durand; 
Herbert. [1115-22.] 

[P.R.O. Anc. Deeds A. 14399 (original); P.R.O. Ramsey Cart. fo. 576; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, fo. 14; 
Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Carl. i. 248: Ramsey Chrou. 282.] Farrer, liin. 415. 

A comparison of this charter with No. 1293 suggests that the latter is the execution of the judgement 
recorded in this. 

1262a. [1121, Mar.?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Gilbert Sheriff [of Hunts.] and Reinald the monk : To seise the Abbot 

and convent of Ramsey of all the land which Hugh of Worcester ( Wig") held in Elton 

(Adelingloiw) and Warbois (fVardebusco); and of the churches and glebes, which Richard 

la Velie (Vetula) held in Houghton and Wyton, because the King has restored them to the 

church. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; Nigel de Albini. 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. A. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. 281.] 

This is presumably of even date with No. 1 262. 

1263. [1121, Mar.?] Woodstock (?)( ITo/wf) 

Notification by Henry I to his sheriffs and barons and oflicials: That he has granted the 

monks of Tewkesbury leave to buy and sell without toll, throughout England and Wales, 

all things that are necessary to them; and this he commands on pain of his forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Ban' («c) the chancellor ; [Roger] Bp. of Sahsbury; Robert de Sigillo. [1120-2] 

[Pat. R. 12 Hen. VII, pt. 2, m. 1 (27) (Iiispeximiis): Tewkesbury Cart., Cotton MS. Cleopatra A. VII, 

fo. 69 (abstract). Cal. Pal. R. 1494-1509, 102.] Farrer, Ilin. 528 (reading ' Geoffrey the Chancellor"). 

1264. [1121, Mar.?] V^oodsiock (Apud Odestoc') 

Writ (volo et precipio) by Henry I to W[alter] Espec, Forne (Fo/) [son of Sigulf] and 



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0[dard] the sheriff: Ordering that the monks of Tynemouth have quiet possession of all 
the lands of which they were seised on the day when Abbot Richard^ died. 

Witness: the Bp. of Salisbury. [1 120-33.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, Co. 116 (copy); Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 79 (abstract). Hist, of Northumberland, viii. 
55.1 

' Abbot Richard died 16 May 1119. This writ seems to be a reply to the claim by Durham to Tynemouth in 
1121, made about mid-Lent (20 Mar.) in theChapter of York before Abp. Thurstan, Ranulf Bp. of Durham, 
and Audin Bp. of Evreux, and repeated before a large assembly (county court or group of counties?) at 
Durham on 1 1 Apr. in the presence of Robert de Brus, Alan de Percy, Walter Espec, Forne son of Sigulf, 
Robert de Witvila, Odard Sheriff of Northumberland, and others of that county (Sym. of Durh. (R.S.), ii. 
260-1). SeeParrer, ///«. 418. 

1265. 1121, Easter [Apr. 10]. Berkeley 

Notification by Henry I to Adam de Port and Walter of Gloucester and all his lieges of 
Herefordshire: That he has granted to St. Mary and St. Ethelbert the Martyr [of Hereford] 
and to Bp. Richard, a three days' fair at Hereford, at the feast of the aforesaid Martyr, viz. 
13 June. All who resort to the fair are to have the King's peace, on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Geoifrey Abp. of Rouen; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Teold Bp. of Worcester; 
Ranulf the chancellor; William de Tancarville; Adam de Port; Walter of Gloucester; Payn 
fitz John ; Geoffrey de Clinton ; Roger de Candos. 

[' MS. coll. of the late James Walwyn, Esq. M.P.' (1804). Duncumb, Hist, of Hereford, i. 296.] Farrer, 
W«. 419. 

Compare No. 1267. 

1266. [1121, Apr.?] Hillesley (//(W^/e/a) 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he confirms to the church of Glaston- 
bury all its possessions to hold as freely as he holds his own demesne, including the right to 
hold its own court for all causes, and to elect its own abbot. 

Witnesses: Roger de Courcelles; Walter Sheriff of Gloucestershire; Humphrey de 
Bohun; Patrick de Cadurcis; Robert de Caudone [Chandos?]; Hasculf de Sancto Jacobo; 
Alan his brother; Winebald; [de Baalon]; William de Houghton; Wigot de Lincoln; 
Ralph the King's chamberlain. [1115-27.] 

[Longleat MS. fo. 74v°; Bodl. Wood MS. Empt. i, fo. 82 ('Secretum Abbatis"— 14th c.) (copies). Great 
Chartidary, i. 185.] 

The text of this charter is much inflated. 

1267. [1121, Apr.?] Alveston (^/u-e^/a/?) 

Notification by Henry I to all his barons and burgesses of England: That he has granted 
to Richard Bp. of Hereford a three days' fair at Hereford on the feast of St. Ethelbert 
(Adalberti) the Martyr, which is on the day following the feast of St. Dunstan. The addressees 
are invited to come to it (venite ad earn) and are to have there as good customs as in any fair 
of England, and to have the King's firm peace in going, in remaining there, and in returning. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; William de Tancarville; 
Geoffrey de Clinton. [1120-2.] 

[Pat. R. 29 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, mm. 15-14 Unspeximus). Cal. Pat. R. 1354-8, 196; W. W. Capes, Charters etc. 
of Hereford Cath. 4 (from Pat. R.).] Farrer, Itin. 420. 

The style is very unusual, especially the direct address in second person plural to burgesses, &c. Compare 
No. 1265. 

1268. [1121,c. Apr. 10.] Chtddar (Cheddrehold) 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That [Richard]' Bp. of Hereford has given 
and granted to Walter of Gloucester and his heirs [Little] Hereford and Ullingswick [co. 
Hereford] for the service of two knights; and that the King confirms the grant. 

Witnesses: The Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; G. de Clinton; Richard fitz Pons. 

Fourth Seal of Henry L White wax (fragment). 

[Cotton Chart. XI. 60 (original). Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 257.] Farrer, Itin. 251. 

' See Round, Ancient Charters (Pipe Roll Soc), 19, who asserts Reinhelm is meant. The name is given 
as Richard in a MS. catalogue in the B.M. which completes the description of the lands named. The charter 
is now damaged at one end. Round shows that the charter must be prior to the marriage of Miles of Glou- 
cester in the summer of 1 121. As Bp. Richard was consecrated in January of that year, it seems possible 
that 'Richard" may be the correct reading. Henry spent Easter 1121 at Berkeley, within 30 miles of Cheddar. 



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1269. [1121, Apr.?] Taunton 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Exeter and R[ichard fitz Baldwin] the sheriff and their 
officials, and all his lieges of Exeter: That the church of St. Nicholas is to remain as freely 
and honourably as in the time of the King's father and brother. He quit-claims it, even as 
they did, for the sake of their souls, and that of his mother, Matilda, and for his own and 
that of his wife, Matilda. 

Witnesses: Alfred of Lincoln; W[illiam] fitz Odo. [c. 1 121-8.] 

[Copies in Chart R. II Ed. Ill, No. 29; 2 Hen. V, No. 7; Cotton MS. Vitell. D, IX, fo. 98. Oliver, Mona- 
slicoii Exori. 1 17, No. ii "Ex archivis civitatis Exoniae' [Inspeximus of 20 Hen. VII).] 

William fitz Odo first attests in 1121-2 (No. 1295). Richard fitz Baldwin ceased to be sheriff at Michael- 
mas 1 128. Alfred of Lincoln does not appear later than 1 122. 

1270. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Precept by Henry I (with style of Henry II): That the monks of Beaubec are not to be 
impleaded respecting any of their possessions, except before the King or his chief justiciar. 
The King claims nothing in the said possessions, except the prayers of the monks. 

Witnesses: B[ernard] Bp. of St. David's; W[iUiam] de Tancarville, chamberlain; R[oger] 
fitz Richard. [1115-29.] 

[Copies in Arch. Seine Inferieure, Coutumier de Dieppe (G. 851), fo. 57v° {vidimus of 1311); Archives 
Nationales, JJ. 46, fo. 37v°. Delisle-Berger, Actes de Henri II, No. 314; E.H.R. xxiv. 214 (incomplete); 
Haskins, Norman Inst. 94, No. 34 (incomplete).] Farrer, Itin. 546. 
William de Tancarville died 1 1 29. Beaubec is said to have been founded in 1116, 1 1 27, or 1 1 28. 

1271. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Precept by Henry I to E[rnulf] Bp. of Rochester: To cause the Abbess and nuns of Mai- 
ling to have their tithes in Cuxton and Borstal and elsewhere as Bp. Gundulf granted to them, 
and as they held them under Bps. Gundulf and Ralph. Should Ernulf neglect this precept, 
the Abp. of Canterbury is to execute it. 

Witness: John of Bayeux. [1 120-3.] 

[Chart. R. 21 Ed. Ill, m. 12, No. 22 (copy). Cal. Chart. R. v. 56 (5).] Farrer, Itin. All. 

Henry was abroad from June 1 123 until after Ernulf 's death. 

1272. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Notification by Henry I to Thurstan Abp. of York and Anschetill de Bulemer and all the 
barons of Yorkshire: That he has confirmed all gifts made to St. Oswald and the Canons of 
Nostell, for his own soul and for those of his wife and son; namely, the gifts of Hugh de 
Muschamp, Suen son of Ailric, William Foliot, Ernulf de Preston, Leisinus, Alan de Creon, 
Everard, and Olard (enumerated); and the concord which Abp. Thomas of York made 
between the Canons of St. Oswald and the monks of La Charite, concerning Featherstone. 
The above gifts are to be held free of gelds and pleas and customs, &c., pertaining to the 
King. 

Witnesses : Thurstan Abp. of York ; Ranulf Bp. of Durham ; Ranulf the chancellor ; Nigel 
de Albini; Payn fitz John. [1121-2.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 7v° (Nostell Cart.) (copy); Farrer, E.Y.C., 1430.] Farrer, Itin. 421. 

1273. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Notification by Henry I to all barons and sheriffs, &c. : That he has granted to the Canons 
of St. Mary of Salisbury exemption from tolls in markets and fairs throughout England. 
Witnesses: R. the chancellor; Walter of Gloucester. [1107-22.] 
[Sarum Charters, 4.] Farrer, ////;. 368. 

1274. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Precept {volo et precipio) by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter, Richard fitz Baldwin, and 
all of Devonshire: That the Abbot of Tavistock have his market in Tavistock as ordered 
in a previous writ. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1 107-29.] 

[Woburn Abbey Muniments Devon, D. 84, No. 4 (original). E.H.R. Ixii. 355, n. 2.) 



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1275. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Precept by Henry I to sheriffs, justiciars, &c. : That the King's burgesses of the gild- 
merchant at Wilton are to be free from toll and passage and all custom like the burgesses 
of London and Winchester. 

Witnesses: M[iles of] Gloucester; R[obert] de Vere; W[illiam] de Pont [de I'Arche]. 
[1121-33.] 

[Original in Wilton Borough Archives. Gross, Gild Merchant, ii. 251 ; Hoare, Modern Wiltshire, vi. 33; 
Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. xvii. 311.] Farrer, Itin. 617. 

1276*. [1121, Apr.?] Clarendon 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has confirmed, for his own salvation 
and for that of his father and mother and of King William his brother, to Richard the Abbot 
of St. Mary at York and his successors the lands, churches, tithes, &c., of that house in per- 
petual alms, to be held with all the liberties which belong to the churches of St. Peter at 
York and of St. John at Beverley. The men of St. Mary shall not go to shire-courts, views 
of frankpledge {tithingg'), courts of wapentakes or hundreds. If sheriffs or their officials 
have any complaint against a man of St. Mary and of the abbot, let them come on a stated 
day to St. Mary's court and there obtain right in that capital plea {ibi teneant rectum de 
capitali placito suo). The church of St. Mary is to be as free as any other church in England. 
All its lands are to be quit of pleas and plaints, murdrum and larceny, scutages, gelds, dane- 
gelds, hidages, assessments ; castle-work, bridge-work and park-work ; and frith-wite, heng- 
wite, flymenafyrmth, ward-penny, aver-penny, blood-wite, flight-wite, hundred-penny, 
tithing-penny, leirwite; toll and passage and pontage and lestage and stallage. The King 
grants to the abbot grith-brice, hamsocn, infangthief and hutfangthief, &c. When the abbacy 
falls vacant the monks may freely elect another abbot from among their own number. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Nigel de Albini; William Peverel; Ralph Basset. 
[1112-21.] 

[Harl. MS. 236, fo. 3 (Reg. S. Mariae, Ebor.) (copy); P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 17 (3) (with 

style of Henry II). Reg. Wetherhal Priory, 22-23.] Farrer, Itin. 369. 
Either a forgery or interpolated. ' Utfangthief ' at least must be an insertion. 

1277*. [1121, Apr.-May?] [Winchester?] 

Notification {notum sit omnibus regionis Angliae tarn moderuis quam successoribus meis) 
by Henry I 'dei gratia rex Anglorum et dux Normannorum', addressed generally {^ Ego 
Henricus . . . archiepiscopis, episcopis, . . . salutem'): That he confirms to the church of St. 
Alban, protomartyr of the English, the church of St. Mary of Belvoir as a cell for ever, with 
lands, tithes, &c., given by Robert de Tosni (Thodeneio) and William his son, and their 
men. A detailed list of these gifts follows, with lists of witnesses on behalf of Robert de 
Tosni, Berenger de Tosni, and Abbot Paul. 

Witnesses (to the King's confirmation): William Bp. of Winchester; Robert Bp. of Lin- 
coln; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Earl David; William Earl Warenne; Nigel de Albini; William 
his brother; William de Tancarville; WiOiam de Albini, Brito. [1113-22.] 

Moreover, the King confirms the gift, made by WiUiam de Albini, Brito, to the church of 
St. Mary, of the tithe of money-rents from the manors of the castle [of Belvoir], Wyville 
[co. Line], and Stoke Albany (Stoches) [co. Northants.]. 

Signa: King Henry; the Bps. of Winchester, Lincoln, and Salisbury. 

Chart. R. 7 Ed. Ill, No. 36 (enrolment of inspe.ximiis). Cal. Chart. R. iv. 293.] 

Spurious, at all events in form. The list of witnesses suggests Winchester, Apr.-May 1121 as a possible 
date. 

1278. [1121, Apr.-May?] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to all barons, justiciars, sheriffs, and officials in whose bailiwicks St. 
Edmund [of Bury] has lands or rents: That the church of St. Edmunds and Abbot Anselm 
hold all their lands, men, hundreds, churches, rents, and goods, soc and sac, toll and team, 
and infangthief and customs and liberties and immunities and wardpenny, as the King 

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granted by his charter, and as the church held them in the times of WiUiam I, William II, 
and the King himself. 

Witness: Maurice of Windsor. [1121-33.] 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 14847, fo. 38v° (.'Album Registrum S. Edmundi'); C.U.L. Ff. ii. 33, fo. aSV. 
Douglas, Feudal Docs., 74.] 

1279. [1121, Apr.-May?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Ranulf Bp. of Durham, Walter Espec, Forne [Son of Sigulf] 
and Odard the sheriff and all the barons of Northumberland: That he has given to Eustace 
fitz John the land of the Arblaster {Arbaristarii) which the King held in demesne at Bam- 
burgh; to wit, the land of Spindleston {Spilestona) and the mill of ' Warnet' [Waren Mill 
in Spindleston] which used to render 60^. annually; and the land of Budle (BoUa) which 
used to render 40.?. To be held with soc and sac and toll and team and infangthief and all 
other customs with which Eustace holds his other lands from the King. 

Witnesses: William de Albini; Nigel de Albini; Walter Espec; Robert de Brus; Forne. 
[1115-27.] 

['Tower Misc. Roll, no. 180' now P.R.O. Miscellanea (Chanc), Ble. 9, No. 5, m. 3 (copy). Hartshorne, 

Feudal and Mililary Antiq. of Northumberland, App. 116.] 
Odard does not occur as sheriff before 1115. Robert de Brus was in the south in 1121, and the address 

is exactly similar to that of No. 1264. The Arblaster may probably be Hamo the arblaster and reeve 

of No. 572. 

1280. 1121 [Apr. 10-May 29.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed for England and Wales: That he has granted 
to Miles of Gloucester, Sibilia, the daughter of Bernard de Neufmarche, with all the land 
of her father and mother after their death or before, if they wish it; she receives for the 
present as her marriage-portion, the manor of Talgarth, the castle of Hay, the forest of 
Ystrad Wy [in Crickhowell and Talgarth Hundreds, co. Brecknock], &c. 

'Et volo et praecipio quod omnes tenentes de praedicto maritagio faciant ei hominagium 
ligium in mea salva fidelitate sicut domino suo.' 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Robert 
the King's son; William de Tancarville; Nigel de Albini; Payn fitz John; Geoffrey fitz 
Payn; Geoffrey de Clinton; Ralph Basset; William de Albini Brito. 

[P.R.O. D. of L. Charters [D.L. 10], No. 6 (original). Round, A.C. 9.] Farrer, Itin. 423. 

There is a dating clause. 'Eodem anno inter Pascha et Pentecost' quo Re.\ duxit in uxorem filiam ducis de 
Luvain.' 

1281. [1121, Apr.-May?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. [of Exeter], Ralph Dean of St. Stephen's [Launce- 
ston] and the canons there, and all of the diocese of Exeter, French and English and 
Welsh: Confirming Bp. William's placing of regular canons at St. Stephen's, Launceston. 
The prebends of deceased canons and the goods of the church in the bp.'s hands are to be 
applied to the commons of the canons regular, and any existing canons who do not accept 
the new rule may retain their prebends for life. 

Witnesses: [William] Bp. of Winchester; B[ernard] Bp. of St. David's; [Ranulf] {B.) the 
chancellor; W[illiam] de Tancarville; Nigel de Albini. [1115-22.] 

[Lambeth MS. 719, fo. 7 (iii) v° (copy).] 

Launceston was handed over to Canons Regular in 1127 (Dickinson, Austin Canons, p. 113, n. 7), and 
the charter may be of the same date as No. 1486, but the B. of the MS. is more likely to be a blunder for 
R. than for G., and it seems possible that the transfer from secular to regular canons may have begun 
six years earlier and been gradually completed. 

1282. [1121, Apr.-May?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has confirmed to Pons Abbot of 
Cluny and his successors and the monks of Cluny the monastery of the Holy Trinity, Lenton, 
which William Peverel gave to them, and the lands (named) given them by various donors. 
The King himself gives to the church of Lenton a fair for eight days at the feast of St. Martin ; 
and two cart-loads of dead wood and the underwood in Bestwood [in Bulwell]; and the 



HENRY I 163 

royal liberties and customs, to wit, sac and soc, toll and team, and infangthief and latro- 
ciniwn and freedom from shires and hundreds, and wapentakes and thrithings and pontage, 
murder, and danegeld &c. The monks of Lenton are to hold all their tenements as freely 
as William Pevere! held in the days of King William I. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton; Aubrey de Vere; William de 
Albini. 

[Chart. R. 30 Ed. Ill, No. 7 (Iiispeximus). Cal. Chan. R. v. 149.] Farrer, Itiii. 428. 

1283. [1121, Apr.-May?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of Canterbury and the Bp. of Rochester and the sheriff 
and barons of Kent : That the plea between the Bp. of Lincoln and the Abbot of St. Augus- 
tine respecting the land of Royton (Raitun) [in Lenham] has been decided in the King's 
Court; a jury decided (recognitum est) that this land belongs to St. Augustine and the bp. 
ought to hold it from the abbot rendering the services which pertain to the land except ward 
and host-service in the bp.'s lifetime; if, after his death, it passes to his heir, the latter shall 
do the full services without these exceptions. But if the King give the acquisitions of the bp. 
to some one other than his heir, the abbot shall do right in his own court to the recipient. 
The said land with its customs belongs to the abbot's manor of Lenham. ^ 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Richard Bp. of London; 
Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Robert the King's son; Roger fitz Richard; Walter and Robert 
his brothers; Richard and Baldwin his two nephews; Wilham of Thanet; Nigel de Albini; 
William de Montlichet; Robert de Crevecoeur; Fulbert of Dover; Rualon of Avranches. 
[1115-16 or 1120-1.] 

[Copies in Cart, of St. Augustine's, Cant., P.R.O. Exch. (K.R.) Misc. Bk. xxvii, fos. 846-85 (first two 
witnesses only given); Cotton MSS. Claud. D. X, fo. 219; Jul. D. II, fo. 104 (274); B.M. Add. MS. 
29437, fos. 120, 134\"' (transcript).] 

' MS. Cott. Claud. 'Leanham". 

1284. [1121, Apr.-May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to all of Norfolk and Suffolk : That he has settled the claim by 
Avelina de Hesding against Everard Bp. of Norwich for dower from the land of Eaton 
(Eloiia) on the terms that she is to have 100^. worth of land for life which is to revert on her 
death to Holy Trinity, Norwich. 

Witnesses : Nigel de Albini ; Roger fitz Richard : Walter his brother ; Adam de Port ; Walter 
of Gloucester ; Edward of Salisbury ; Payn fitz John ; Eustace fitz John ; Maurice of Windsor ; 
Rualon of Avranches; William de Curcun; Thurgis [of Avranches]; Roger de Fleg. 
[1121-9.] 
[Norwich Cath. Arch. Reg. 2"""", fo. 25; Reg. 3""", fo. 54 (copies).] 

Avelina was apparently the widow of the donor of Eaton, Alan fitz Flaald. (Eyton, Antiquities of Slirop- 
shire, vii. 222.) She and her sons gave Wolston [Warw.] to Burton Abbey during the abbacy of Nigel 
(d. 1 1 14 [recte 1113; see Farrer, Iiin. 333]). The correspondence between the witnesses of this charter 
and No. 1283 seems to place both in 1121, since Everard was elected about March or April and con- 
secrated in June, and Robert of Gloucester is not yet described as earl. 

1285. [1121, Apr.-May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has given leave to the Canons of 
St. Oswald [of Nostell] to build their church above the fishpond (vivarium) where they have 
begun to build it, and to five there. He also confirms to God and St. Oswald all other alms, 
past and future, by whomsoever given; this for the souls of his father and mother, his pre- 
decessors and successors, and for his salvation and the weal of his realm; to be held with 
sac and soc, toll and team, and infangthief, and all other free customs. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Ranulf Earl of Chester; Earl David; Walter Giffard; 
Nigelde Albini; William Peverel of Nottingham; Humphrey de Bohun; William Maltravers; 
Peverel de Beauchamp. [1121-2.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 7 (Nostell Cart.) (copy). Farrer, E.K.C., 1427.] Farrer, llin. 426. 

The earlier limit of date is given by the appearance of Ranulf Earl of Chester. 



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1286. [1121, Apr.-May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Thurstan Abp. of York and A[nschetill] de Bulemer the sheriff 
and all of Yorkshire: That he has confirmed to God and the canons of St. Oswald [of Nos- 
tell] the wood called St. Oswald's Wood, as given by Robert de Lacy, with the right to make 
essarts and to take thence all that is necessary for them and their men. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. [1120-2.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 8 (13) (Nostell Cart.) (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., 1425.] Farrer, Ilin. All. 

1287. [1121, Apr.-May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of York and Anschetill de Bulmer and all of York- 
shire: That he has given freely to St. Oswald [of Nostell] and his canons the wood which 
Robert de Lacy had in his demesne, round the church, to hold as freely as Robert held it. 
No man is to take anything thence without the leave of the canons on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1120-2.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 7 {olim 11) (Nostell Cart.) (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., 1426.] 

1288. [1121, Apr.-May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter and Richard fitz Baldwin and Baldwin 
de Redvers and all of Devonshire: That he has confirmed the Bp. of Exeter's foundation 
of the house of St. Peter of Plympton for Regular Canons. The two hides of land pertaining 
to that church are to be free of all pleas and plaints, gelds and danegelds, as in the time of 
William I and William IL The addressees are to maintain the canons in their rights. 

Witnesses: WiUiam Bp. of Winchester; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Ranulf the chancellor; 
William de Tancarville; Nigel de Albini. [1115-22.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Placita in Cancellaria 10/2; Coram Rege R. Hil. 2 Ric. II, ro. 20, m. 3; Bodl. James MS. 
23, p. 152 (transcript from Plympton Reg. (penes Sir John Eliot, 1627)); ibid. Engl. Hist. MS. c. 241, 
fo. 53. Dickinson, Austin Canons, p. 282 (from last named incomplete).] 

1289. [1121, 10 Apr.-29 May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has given to St. Mary's Rouen and 
Abp. Geoffrey to the use of the canons the manor of Kingsclere {Clara) free of gelds, &c., 
with the market and hundred and forfeiture and justice of their own men, in alms for the 
souls of his father and mother. 

Witnesses: WilHam Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; 
Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Ranulf the chancellor; William de Warenna (sic); Robert the 
King's son; Nigel de Albini; William de Albini; William de Tancarville; Geoffrey de 
Clinton; Geoffrey fitz Payn; Ralph Basset. 

[Chart. R. 17 Ed. II, m. 6 (Inspeximus); B.M. Add. MS. 4573 (Rymer Coll. transcript). Cal. Chart. R. 
iii. 462.] Farrer, Itin. 425. 

See Round, G. de M. 430. 

1290. [1121, 10 Apr.-29 May.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: Granting to the monks of St. Mary du Pr4 
by Rouen, of the gift of Queen Matilda his mother Mesnil[-Panneville], Bedane, the mill 
of Carville (Carevilla) [in Darnetal], and the church of Ambourville with the tithes; of his 
own gift, the manor of Bur-le-Roi, and the meadows of 'Vallis Fenilis' with the servant 
(famulus) keeping them, tithes of hay in the park of Rouen, 100.?. yearly in the forest of 
Roumare, the tenements of Ralf Pentecost in 'Renelmi Villa' and Lamberville and 'Fou- 
muchon', estovers in the forest of Rouvray, the fair of Saint-Sever [Rouen]{Hermentrivilla), 
40 muids of wine yearly from his cellar in Rouen, 6 muids of the alms of William I andMatilda 
from the tithes of St. Ouen, Rouen, and, in England, Steventon [Berks.]. Also three houses 
(mansuras terre et domos desuper) in Rouen held by Anfrida of Pont Audemer, quit of rent 
(census) &c., except the prisage (modiatio) of wine. 

Witnesses: G[eoffrey] Abp. of Rouen; W[illiam] Bp. of Winchester; R[oger] Bp. of 



HENRY I 165 

Salisbury; R[obert] Count of Meulan; G[eoffrey] de Clinton; Nigel de Albini; R[alf] 
Basset; R[anulf] the chancellor; R[obert] de Vere. 
'Anno incarnationis dominice millesimo centesimo vicesimo secundo (sic), annoque regni vicesimo 

primo.' 
[Arch. Seine-Inferieure, Fonds de Bonne Nouvelle, Box D (pretended original); Chart. R. 33 Ed. I, m. 3, 

No. 14 (copy). Dehsle, Acres d' Henri II, ii. 105 n.; Cal. Chart. R. iii. 60.] Farrer, Itin. 424. 
The attestation of Robert Count of Meulan is inconsistent with the date, and the alleged original has A. 
bp. of Salisbury (which seems impossible) while the Charter Roll, which gives R. bp. of Salisbury, has 
A. de Vere, which may also be right. 

1291. [1121, Apr.-May?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to William Sheriff of Wiltshire and the barons of that shire: Ofa 
grant to the church of St. Mary of Salisbury and to Bp. Roger of the churches of Westbury, 
Figheldean, and Alderbury with their appendages (specified). 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Ranulf the chancellor; Herbert the chamberlain; 
Humphrey de Bohun. [1107-22.] 

[Reg. of St. Osmund, i. 208; Hoare, Modern Wiltshire, v. Alderbury, 201.] Farrer, ////(. 429. 

The limits of date are given by the appearance of Ranulf the chancellor. 

1292. 1121 [May 29?] Westminster 

Charter by Henry I, addressed to William Bp. of Exeter, the Sheriff of Devonshire, and 
all the barons and lieges of Devonshire: Quit-claiming the priory of St. Martin-des-Champs 
[Paris] and the monks of Barnstaple of all geld, danegeld, hidage, &c., on certain land at 
Pilton [co. Devon] and Churchill [in East Downe, co. Devon] as from the Whitsuntide next 
after his marriage with Queen Adeliza. 
Witnesses : Walter of Gloucester ; Henry de Pomeroy {Pomeredd). 

[Original in Tresor des Chartes, Arch. Nationales, Cartons des Rois, K, 22, No. 55 (seal now missing); 
copy in Chart. R. 10 Ed. II, No. 39. Cal. Chart. R. iii. 331 ; Round, C.D.F., 460 (No. 1269) (calendared); 
Tardif, Archives de I' Empire, 224, No. 403 ; Depoin, Recueil, ii. 81 ; Watkin, Hist. ofTotnes, 675 (transl.).] 
Farrer, Itin. 442. 

1293. [1121, May 29?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh of Wirec[estre] and Roger La Velie (Vetula): To give up the 
land of the Abbot of Ramsey as it was adjudged (consideratum) in the King's presence, and 
to remove their property, leaving the land as they found it. 'Et nisi feceritis Gilbertus vice- 
comes et Rainoldus Monachus faciant fieri.' 

Witness : Nigel de Albini.^ 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. 231.] 
See No. 1262. 

' The MS. inserts 'R.' before Nigel's name. 

1294. [1121, Summer.] Hereford 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of Hereford and the sheriff and all his barons and 

lieges of Herefordshire: Granting to the monks of Tiron the land which Adam de Port has 

given them, namely, Kington (Chinton) [co. Hereford] and Beverton [? Barton in Kington]. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Richard Bp. of Hereford; 

Ranulf the chancellor; Reginald^ fitz John. [1121-2.] 

[Archives of Eure et Loir, Cart, of Tiron, fo. 48 (copy). Merlet, Cartulaire de Vabbaye de Tiron, i. 29; 

Round, C.D.F. 356 (No. 1005) (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 433. 
In 1121 Henry led an expedition to Wales {A.S.C.). 
' Sic. Probably for Payn fitz John. The land in question appears to have belonged to Titley Priory. 

1295. [1121.] Bridgnorth 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln, Robert Bp. of Coventry, Richard Bp. 
of London, Gilbert the sheriff, and the barons of Huntingdonshire and Shropshire: That he 
has confirmed the grant made by William Peverel of Dover, brother of Hamo Peverel, to 
Thurstan his dapifer of Gidding [co. Hunt.] and Daywall [in Whittington, co. Salop.]. 

Witnesses: Wilham fitz Otho; Geoffrey fitz Payn. [1 108-22.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Curia Regis R. 88 (Mich. 9 Hen. Ill), m. 12; Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], 15 [P] (34). 
Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, i. 246 (abstract); xi. 35 (in full).] Farrer, Itin. 437. 



166 CALENDAR 

1296. [1121, Summer?] Bridgnorth 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Coventry and Richard Bp. of London: That he 
has given to Shrewsbury Abbey the mill-right {moltam) of the whole city and no one shall 
make a mill or fishery at either bridge except the monks or their grantees. 

Witnesses: Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Grimbald (Cunberto) the physician; Hamo 
Peverel. [1115-26.] 

[Copies in Phillips MS. 3516, No. 42; Chart. R. 51 Hen. Ill, m. 1 ; Pat. R. 3 Ric. II, pt. 1, m. 26; B.M. 
Add. MS. 30311, fo. 42v°. Cal. Chart. R. ii. 81; Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, i. 246 (noticed).] 
Farrer, ////;. 436. 
All three witnesses appear in No. 1245. 

1297. [1121, Summer.] Condover 

Precept by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and all sheriffs in whose shires the Abbot 
of Shrewsbury has lands: That Godfrey Abbot of Shrewsbury hold his lands and goods 
in peace and quiet, and be not impleaded for any land or church or prebend or other pro- 
perty which Abbot Fulchered his predecessor held on the day when he was alive and dead; 
and that Godfrey answer to no man, except in the King's presence. 

Witnesses: Richard Bp. of London; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Robert Bp. of Chester; 
Hamo Peverel. [1115-26.] 

[Copies in Shrewsbury Cart. Phillips MS. (a) 3516 and (^) 11225, No. 43 (transcript); MS. penes W. 
Farrer, 43c (= B.M. Add. MS. 3031 1, fo. 43.).] Farrer, Itin. 438. 

Presumably it is of even date with the other charters issued at Condover. 

1298. [1121, Summer?] Condover 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Chester and Payn fitz John and the sheriffs, barons, 
and lieges of Shropshire: Confirming an exchange of lands made by Shrewsbury Abbey with 
Henry de Sai of Cheney Longville (Langefeld) for Brampton {Brantona) [in Clunbury]. 
Witnesses: Miles of Gloucester; William de Albini Brito. 
[Copies in Phillips MS. 3516, No. 476; Bodl. MS. Top. Salop. D. 2, p. 16; B.M. Add. MS. 30311, fo. 45 

(47). Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, i. 217 (noticed).] 
The B.M. MS. and Farrer's transcript are imperfect and have no place-date or witnesses. 
On the date see Eyton (loc. cit.). He places it by Henry's visit to Worcester in Dec. 1 129. But this visit is not 
accepted by Farrer in his Itinerary, and depends on a dubious reading in Henry of Huntingdon 
(p. 252). Henry was at Woodstock in Mar. 1130. But there seems no reason for refusing to put the 
charter in 1121 with No. 1297. Pain fitz John, who succeeded Richard Bp. of London as governor of 
Shropshire (B.M. Add. MS. 30311, fo. 284 [No. 353]), must on this hypothesis have done so in 1121. 
He was in Normandy with the King till Nov. 1 120. 

1299. [1121, Summer.] Shrewsbury 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Coventry and Richard Bp. of London and all 
the barons of Shropshire: That he has granted to the Abbot and monks of Shrewsbury all 
the mill-right (moltam) of Shrewsbury. No one is henceforth to make a mill there, either 
on the one bridge or on the other, except the monks or the man to whom they give leave. 

Witnesses: Richard Bp. of London; Grimbald the physician; William the almoner, chap- 
lain of the King; Hamo Peverel; Fulco the sheriff. 

[Phillips MSS. 3516; 1 1225, No. 43 (transcript); Chart. Salop, \hhey penes W. Farrer, 47b (= B.M. Add. 
MS. 3031 1, fo. 45, No. 47b).] Farrer, Itin. 440. 

Compare No. 1296. 

1300. [1121?] Norton [CO. Salop?.] 

Precept by Henry I to Richard Bp. of Hereford and all the bps. in whose dioceses the 
Abbot of Shrewsbury has lands and churches and tithes: To cause the Abbot of Shrewsbury 
to hold his churches and lands and tithes and all his property as well and honourably as 
any of his predecessors, in the times of William I, and of the King himself, and in the time 
of Earl Roger; and not to let the King hear any complaint of lack of right and justice. 

Witness :^Bernard Bp. of St. David's. [1121-7.] 

[Phillips MSS. 3516; 11225, No. 47 (transcript); Can. penes W. Farrer, 47c (= B.M. Add. MS. 30311, 
fo. 45, No. 47c).] Farrer, Itin. 450. 



HENRY I 167 

1301. 1121 [after Aug. 5] 

Charter of Henry I to the Canons Regular of St. Mary's Merton : Giving them for the 
welfare of himself and his wife Adeliza, and for the souls of his father and mother, Queen 
Matilda, and his son William, the crown vill of Merton, co. Surrey, as freely as when he 
himself held it {sicut erat cum earn ad coronam meam jure fisci tenerem), with soc and sac, 
toll and team, and infangthief; forestal, hamsocne, and mundbreach. The church is to be 
in the King's hand, saving only the rights of the diocesan. 

Signa: King Henry; Adeliza the Queen; Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Thurstan Abp. of 
York; Ranulf (Radulphus) the chancellor; William Bp. of Winchester; Richard Bp. of 
London; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; William 
Bp. of Exeter; Everard Bp. of Norwich; Theold Bp. of Worcester; Ernulph Bp. of Roches- 
ter; Ralph Bp. of Chichester; Robert Bp. of Chester; Richard Bp. of Hereford; Bernard 
Bp. of St. David's; Hervey Bp. of Ely; John Bp. of Bath; Herbert Abbot of Westminster; 
Hugh, Abbot of St. Augustine's; William of Warenne, Earl of Surrey; Earl David; Waleran 
Count of Meulan; RanuM (Radulfus) Earl [of Chester]; Robert Earl of Gloucester; Stephen 
the Archdeacon [of Surrey]; Simon the Dean of Lincoln; Alexander the archdeacon. 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae, [C. 52] 20 [U], 5 (copy); Lansd. MS. 324, fo. lOlv" (transcript). Monasl. vi. 

247; Heales, Records of Merlon Priory, App. No. 1.] Farrer, Iiiii. 443. 
'Anno ab incarnatione domini Millessimo Centessimo Vigessimo primo, regni autem mei Vigessimo 

secundo. ' 
Round (G. de M. 433) considers the charter spurious from its style and from the inclusion of a year-date, 

though the names of the witnesses are consistent. Compare the dating clause and witnesses of No. 1290. 

1302. [1121?] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Bath: That the monks of Bath are to hold their land of 
North Stoke {Stoca), which Grenta held, as they proved their title to it against Modbert 
in the bp.'s court. 'Et nisi feceris Warinus vicecomes et Durandus le Moiun faciant fieri.' 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. [1121-33.] 

[C.C.C. Camb. MS. 1 1 1, p. 108 (copy). Madox, Hist, of the Exchequer (171 1), 76 (n.) [2nd ed. i. 1 12 n.]; 

Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm., 117; Two Cart, of Bath Abbey, 51.] 
The writ is subsequent to the judgement (29 June 1121). Warin seems to have remained sheriff till Mich. 

1130 (P.R. 13) at least. 

1303. 1121 

Record that William Malet gave Conteville [Eure] to St. Mary of Bee. Henry I grants 
this gift, for his own soul and those of his wife and predecessors. 

Signa: Henry the King; Adeliza the Queen; William Bp. of Winchester ; Roger Bp. of 
Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Drogo de Monci; Walter fitz Richard; Hugo de Gournai; 
Waleran Count of Meulan; Robert Earl of Leicester. 

[Arch. Dep. Eure, H. 28 (quasi-original). D. Gurney, Record of the House of Gournay (1848), 86 n.; 
Round, C.D.F. 124 (No. 372) (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 445. 

1304. [1121?] Hertford 

Notification by Henry I to Everard (Ebr.) Bp. of Norwich and Robert fitz Walter and all 
the lieges of Norfolk : That the monks of Binham have leave to make their own roads through 
their own demesne lands wherever they will. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1121-9.] 

[Binham Cart. Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII, fo. 41v'' (copy).] Farrer, Itin. 456. 
By II 30 Robert fitz Walter had ceased to be sheriff. 

1305. [1120-1] 

Notification by Henry I to Theold Bp. of Worcester, and Walter of Gloucester, and all 
the barons of Gloucestershire, French and English: That he has granted to the Abbot and 
monks of Gloucester the right to hold all the land which Roger of Bayeux held from Abp. 
Thomas of York in the manor of [St. Peter of] Standish. 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Bernard Bp. of St. David's and others. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 151. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Clouc. ii. 108.] Farrer. Itin. 413. 
Thecalendar of donations, i. 100, gives the date of this as 1120-1. Cf ibid. ii. 97 (confirmation). 



168 CALENDAR 

1306. [1114-21.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Robert fitz Walter and Ralph Passelewe: To let the land, &c., of 
the brothers of Holme St. Benet and especially their land at Heigham (Hecliam) [next 
Norwich] be exempt from castle-ward at Norwich. 

Witness: Everard fitz Count. 

[Cotton MS. Galba E. II, fo. 33 (copy). West, St. Benet of Holme, i. 24.] 

1307. [1121?] 

Notification by Ranulf the physician of Henry I, addressed generally: That, with the 
King's leave, and that of Robert Delahay {de Haia), lord of Wentloog, he has given to St. 
Mary [of Egypt?] (Triace) and the monks of Montacute at Malpas [co. Monm.] all his land 
in the marsh of Mendalgyf [in Newport and St. Woollos, co. Monm.] and his free chapel 
[particulars given], with wreck and fisheries in the Ebbw and the Usk, free of gelds and 
customs. He himself becomes a monk of Montacute. 

Witnesses: King Henry; Robert de la Hay; Ranulf the chancellor; Winebald de Balun; 
Wilham Sheriff of Cardiff; Robert Sor' ; Roger de Sumeri ; Robert fitz Joce ; Herbert de St. 
Quentin; Laudomar Ace; Alfred (Aldred) of Lincoln; Robert his son. [1 107-22.] 

[Trin. Coll. Oxford, Montacute Cart. fo. 97 (copy). Montacute Cart. 182, No. 164 (calendared).] Farrer, 
Itin. 434. 

Farrer conjectures 1121 as the date. But Robert Sor and Herbert de St. Quentin are mentioned in No. 8 1 3 
(Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 106) which is not later than 1107 (they were sub-tenants of Robert fitz 
Hamo), and all the witnesses, from William Sheriff of Cardiff to Laudomar Ace inclusive, attest a charter 
of Robert Delahay to Glastonbury, relating to Bassaleg, which is confirmed by Robert fitz Hamo 
(Hearne, Adam of Domerham, ii. 605; Clark, Corr. et Miiii.de Glamorgan (\9\0), i. 44). It seems possible 
that the charter as given in the cartulary has been conflated from Ranulf's original grant (c. 1 102) 
and a confirmation by Henry I (1107-23). Robert son of Alfred of Lincoln and Alfred himself were alive 
in 1130 (P.R. 15 sq.) It may be significant that they were the successors in Dorset of Grimbald the 
physician (see No. 1369). 

1308. [1109-21.] Waltham 

Notification by Henry I to T. Abp. of York and Nigel de Albini and all of Yorkshire: 
That he has confirmed to St. Oswald and the Canons of Nostell, in perpetual alms, the two 
bovates of land in Tockwith given to them by Geoffrey fitz Payn, in the King's presence, 
to hold with all the Uberties enjoyed by Geoffrey, and as freely as they hold anything given 
them in alms. 

Witness : Walter of Gloucester. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 127; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 9, fo. 283 (corrupt and interpolated); 
Manchester, John Rylands MS. Lat. 225 (No. 14). 'The Scokirk Chartulary' in Miscellanea (Yorks. 
Arch. Soc. Rec. Ser. Ixxx. 173); Monast. vi. 102.] 

This charter is confirmed by No. 1312. 

1309. [1107-21] 

Precept by Henry I: That the monks of Tewkesbury are to hold their lands &c. as 
freely as in the time of Robert fitz Hamon, and that their land at 'Boxcota' is to be free 
from gelds, even when the demesne of Robert the King's son is liable, and from pleas. 

fTewkesbury Cart. Cotton MS. Cleopatra A. VII, fo. 70 (abstract).] 

Robert was created Earl of Gloucester in 1121. This grant is probably soon after the death of Robert 
fitz Hamo in 1107. 

1310. [c. 1107-21.] Waltham. 

Notitia of the confirmation by Henry I of the gift by William de Albini pincerna to St. 
Mary's of Wymondham, for the health of the King and his offspring and for the souls of 
his father and mother and of his brother, William II, of a wood in Wymondham manor 
called ' Suitwde ' and the fish-pond of Tipford, and a meadow with land adjoining the church, 
and his men whom he held under the Earl of Warenne. The King has diverted the highway 
which passed close by the church, in order that the monks may not be disturbed by travellers. 

Witness: Walter of Gloucester. 

[Cotton MS. Titus C. VIII, fo. 16 (olim xxviij). Monast. iii. 331 (V).] 

This is probably of the same date as the charter to Nostell. 



HENRY I 169 

1311. [1112-21.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Stephen of Aumale {Alba Maria) and Robert his sewer and all his 
ministers of Holderness : That Richard Abbot of York shall hold Hornsea Mere as freely 
as Count Odo [of Champagne] gave it to the Abbot of York and as William II confirmed it; 
and prohibiting Geoffrey de Spineto or others from fishing there without Ucence. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Pat. R. 20 Ric. II, pt. 2 m.l6 (copy). Cal. Pat. R. 1396-9, 75; Fairer, E.Y.C., No. 1301.] Farrer, Itin. 
3!7. 

1312. [1122, Jan. 10] 

Charter (in diploma form) by Henry I 'dei gratia rex Anglorum et dux Normannorum', 
to St. Oswald of Nostell and the Canons Regular of Nostell: Confirming, for the souls of 
William I and Matilda, his wife Matilda and son William, the foundation by Turstin Abp. 
of York, and the possessions of the house (enumerated). He grants also the liberties enjoyed 
by St. Peter's, York (except those affecting the archbishop) with Abp. Thurstan's consent, 
who has exempted them from all episcopal exactions. 

Signa: King Henry; Turstin Abp. of York; Richard Bp. of Hereford; William Bp. of 
Winchester; Everard Bp. of Norwich; Eustace fitz John; Payn fitz John; Walter Espec. 
[1121-7.] 
[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 150 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 9, fo. 272v° (transcript). Monast. vi. 

92 (ii): Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 1428.] Farrer. Iiin. 462. 
Farrer (liin.) describes this as 'A doubtful charter'. Burton (Mon. Ebor. 300) quoting a chronicle penes 
Sir Rowland Wynne, Bt., dates this charter 10 Jan. 1 121, and the same year is assigned to it in Placitorum 
Abbieviatio 201b in a suit of 1285. If this is correct the real date must be 10 Jan. 1 122 since Everard 
became Bp. of Norwich 12 June 1121 (see Farrer, E.Y.C., loc. cit.). 

1313. [1122, Mar. 26.] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That the monks of St. Martin's, Battle, 
shall hold their lands of Wye, &c. (including Appledram, exchanged for Reading). 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. 
[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 30; Pat. R. 10 Hen. VI, pt. 1, mm. 22-21 ; 2 Ed. IV, pt. 3, 

n. 15; Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, No. 56(7). Cal. Pal. R. 1429-36, 174 (noted); Monast. iii. 247 (xvi) with 

variants here noted.] Farrer, Iiin. 451. 
The charter in Monast. (from Pat. R. 2 Ed. IV, which follows Chart. R. 6 Ed. II) is witnessed by Roger 

Bp. of Salisbury at Winchester. Henry spent Easter 1122 at Northampton (A.S.C.). 

1314. [1122, Mar. 26?] Northampton 

Precept by Henry I to Absolon of Sandwich : To do full right to the Abbot of St. Augus- 
tine's, in the abbot's court and according to the judgement of the court, respecting the fee 
which he holds of St. Augustine and the abbot; namely, the church which he claims to hold 
in fee and inheritance. Unless Absolon does this the abbot may recover his fee {recognoscat 
se ad feodum suum). 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. [1102-33.] 

[Copies in Cotton MSS. Claud. D. X, fo. 184; Julius D. II, fo. 94v° (212); B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 132 
(ex libro S. Aug. Cant, in quarto) (transcript). Monast. i. 143 (liv).] 

'Et prohibeo ne super hoc quisquam eum inde iniuste disturbet. T. eodem.' 

1315. [1122, Mar. 26?] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and Aubrey de Vere the sheriff, and 
all his barons and lieges of London : That he has granted for the souls of his father, mother, 
and successors to the Holy Trinity and Prior Norman and the Canons of the Holy Trinity, 
London, the right to enclose with a wall the road which ran between their church and offices 
and the wall of the city of London. They may enclose it at either end up to the wall of the 
city, and the new road shall pass on the other side of the church. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey de Chnton; Ralph Basset. [1120-2.] 
[Copies in Cart, of Christchurch, London, Hunterian MS., (Glasgow); Guildhall, London Letter-Book C, 
fo. 48A;P.R.O. CartaeAntiquae[C. 52], No. 13(2). Sharpe, Ca/(>H(/a/-o/Le;fe/--BooAi, Letter-Book C, 
75; Maitland, London, 780 (from the Cart, of the Holy Trinity); Monast. vi. 155 (v) (transl.).] Farrer, 
Itin. 452. 
Hugh de Bocland seems to have been sheriff up to 1115. 



170 CALENDAR 

1316*. [1122, Mar. 26?] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he confirms the canonry of Canons 
Regular of Holy Trinity, London, founded by the late Queen Matilda, free from any eccle- 
siastical subjection. The canons may enclose a road between their house and the city wall. 
Also the gift of Queen Matilda of £25 bl. yearly from her rents in Exeter. He gives further 
Aldgate with its soke, and confirms the gift of the Cnihtengild and its soke [Portsoken Ward]. 
The canons are to hold all their possessions with soc and sac, toll and team, and infangthief. 
They and their men are to be quit of gelds, scots, wites, assizes, aids of sheriffs and their 
ministers; of all suits, of shires, hundreds, leets, andhustings, of pleas and plaints; of hidages, 
tallages, military service on foot or horseback, charges of expeditions and wards; works of 
castles, parks, bridges, stews, walls, and enclosures; of cart-, packhorse-, or ship-service; 
building of palaces and other works. They shall be quit of tolls in all markets and fairs, 
roads, bridges, ferries and on the sea. Their tenants in London and elsewhere shall only 
plead in the court of the canons. They shall not be impleaded concerning any tenement 
except before the King or his chief justice. No one is to infringe this charter, since the canons 
are under the King's special protection. 

Witnesses: Ran[ulf] the chancellor; G[eoffrey] de Clinton; Ralph Basset. [1121-2.] 

Fourth Seal of Henry I (frag.) pendant from double tag. 

[P.R.O. Ancient Deeds A.S. [E. 42] 317 (pretended original); Cart, of Holy Trinity, Hunterian MS. 
(Glasgow): Guildhall, London, Letter-book C, lo. 486; Memoranda R. (K.R.) 7 Ed. II, m. 91d; Chart. 
R. 3 Ric. II, No. 2 (copies). Moimsi. vi. 157 (n. II) (from Stevens's trans.); Maitland, London, 780; 
Cal. Chan. R.v. 265; Foedera i. 12.] Farrer, /f/;;. 453. 

This charter is unusually comprehensive in its grant of liberties. Its handwriting suggests Henry II rather 
than Henry I, and its genuineness (despite the seal, which seems authentic) is inconsistent with the 
statement in the cartulary (see Monast. vi. 153) that the gift of the Cnihtengild was made in 1 1 26, which is 
supported by a charter of confirmation attested by Geoffrey the chancellor (No. 1467). 

1317. [1122, Mar. 26.] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Earl David, and all his barons and 
lieges : That he has given to the monks of La Charite serving God in the church of St. Andrew 
of Northampton, the church of St. Giles' in that vill together with 4 acres of his demesne, 
for the salvation of his parents and predecessors. And confirms all the gifts of Earl Simon, 
his wife Matilda, and other barons and royal tenants; particularly the annual pension of 
40.y. in Bedford which the Countess Matilda gave; the carucate and mill in Scalford (Scalde- 
forde) [co. Leic] given by Robert son of Vitalis; lOj virgates in the same vill, purchased 
from the said Robert; 2 virgates in Moulton purchased from Grimbald; the tithe of the mill 
called Cauchesmelne, given by the said Grimbald; 30 acres and pasture for 100 swine in 
Great Oakley (Acheleia) and rights of common of pasture given by Robert son of Lancelin 
in Wellingborough ( Wendlibwgo), the gift of Ilbert de Cogenhoo ; the land of Foxley given by 
Adelulf; the land and church of Newton given by Amfrey (Ausclieri) de Chanci; tithes given 
by Roger of Isham, Hardewin de Hargedon [i.e. Harrowden], Walter of Preston (in Wyton), 
Ingelramn (in Harrowden), William fitz Burchard (in Floore), Walter de Liner" [in Kisling- 
bury], Robert de Armentar[iis] (in Harlestone). Also in Northampton, the house of Werric 
in the market-place and those of Robert Huuel and Walcher (or Walter). The men of the 
monks who live on their land, between the ditches of the borough and the ditch of the monks, 
are to be free from every custom of the said vill. All these rights the monks are to hold 
with sac and soc, toll and teain and infangthief. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Chester; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey 
de Clinton; Ralph Basset; Hugh of Leicester. [1113-22.] 

[B.M. Add. Chart. 57166 (original); B.M. Royal MS. II B. IX, fo. 18 (copy of 13th c. or early 14th); 

Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVII, fo. 16; Dugdale MS. 79, fo. 12v" (transcript). Monasi. v. 192.) Farrer, 

Itin. 454. 
Parchment turned up at foot, with a tongue for seal. 

' B.M. Royal MS. 1 1 B. i.x reads 'Sancti Sepulcri' which is presumably the original reading. The original 
charter reads 'Sancti Egidii' over an erasure. 

1318. [1122, Mar. 26.] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and generally: That he has given and 



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granted to the monks of La Charite at Northampton the church of St. Sepulchre there with 
4 acres of his demesne, and the mill at Hardingstone called 'Cotesmelne'. They are to hold 
the gifts of Earl Simon and Countess Maud and other benefactors with sac, soc, &c. and 
no man is to do them wrong. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Chester; Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton; Ralf 
Basset; Hugh of Leicester. 

[B.M. Royal MS. 11 B. IX, fo. lOV (copy).] 

A dupHcate of the preceding, substituting Hervey Bp. of Ely for Robert Bp. of Chester. 

[Ibid. fo. 22.] 

1319. [1122, Mar. 26.] Northampton 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has confirmed to God and St. 
Oswald and Adelulf the prior and the Canons of Nostell, the church of Tickhill with all its 
appurtenances in pure and perpetual alms, as Roger de Bulli gave it in the King's presence 
by delivery of a knife. 

Witnesses: Waleran Count of Meulan; Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini; Robert de 
Brus; Roger fitz Richard; Payn fitz John. [1 120-2.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 8 {olim 13) (Nostell Cart.) (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 138, fo. 3 
(transcript).] Farrer, Itiii. 455. 

1320. [1122. Mar.?] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: Confirming to Prior Adelwold and the 
canons of St. Oswald's, Nostell, the church of Bredon [co. Leic] in free alms, given them in 
his presence by Robert de Ferrers. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; Waleran Count of Meulan; Ranulf the chancellor; 
Nigel de Albini; William Peverel of Dover. [1 121-2.] 

[Copies in Manchester, John Rylands Lib. MS. Lat.222 (formerly Phillips MS. 21710); Cotton MSS. Vesp. 
E. XIX, fo. 125v° (Nostell Cart.); Claud. A. VIII, fo. 73 (transcript of 16th c). Nichols, Hist, of 
Cly. of Leicester, iii. 696.] 
Thurstan did not return to England till 31 Jan. 1121, and Henry was in the north in the autumn and winter 
of 1122 (Simeon of Durham (R.S.) ii. 267). 

1321. [1122, c. May 14.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Everard Bp. of Norwich and Robert fitz Walter the sheriff, 
and the barons and lieges of Suffolk: That he has confirmed to God and St. Edmund and 
the Abbot and monks of St. Edmund's Bury the lands restored to them by Berard, which 
the King had given to Berard from the demesne of the church, both the demesne-land and the 
tenants, knights and sokemen. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini; Maurice of Windsor. [June 1 121-2.] 

[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 14847 ('Album Registrum S. Edmundi'), fo. 33v''; C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, 
fo. 96; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 25; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 165v". Douglas, Social Structure of Mediaeval East Anglia, 257 
(from M); Feudal Docs. 71.] Farrer, I tin. 461. 

Henry I was at Windsor at Whitsuntide (14 May) 1122 (Hen. of Huntingdon (R.S.), 244). 

1322. [1122, May 14], Whitsuntide. Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to justices, sheriffs, &c., in England: That he has granted to St. 
Mary, St. Alban, St. Oswin, and the monks of Tynemouth to hold all their possessions with 
sac, soc, &c., and wreck as freely as the King himself. They are to defend the church, 
monks, and their men and goods as the King's own alms. Any one wronging them incurs 
the King's forfeiture. 
Witne'ss: Nigel de Albini. [1107-22.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 117v° (copy); Lansd. MS. 860a, fo. \4\\° (transcript). Hist, of Northumber- 
land, viii. 55(6) (abstract).] 
Henry spent Whitsuntide at Windsor in 1110 and 1 122. But the new priory church at Tynemouth, dedi- 
cated to St. Mary, was consecrated 20 Aug. 1110, the old church having been dedicated to St. Oswin 
(Northumberland County Hist. viii. 56). This and the following charter are probably connected with the 
abortive claim to Tynemouth by the monks of Durham in 1 120 (see No. 1264 and Farrer, Iiiii. 418). 



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1323. [1122, May 14] Whitsuntide. Windsor 

Precept by Henry I to his justiciars, barons, and sheriffs of Northumberland: To maintain 
the church of St. Oswin of Tynemouth and its men and property as they love the King, since 
that church is his own alms. St. Mary and St. Oswin and the monks of Tynemouth are to 
have their court as freely and fully as the King has his, with sac and soc, toll and team, in- 
fangthief and wreck and all other customs. They are to defend the monks, that no man may 
wrong the monks in defiance of this precept, on pain of the royal forfeiture. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 1 18 (copy). Hist, of Northumberland, viii. 55(7) (calendared).] 

1324. [1122, July 22?] [Sherborne?] 

Notification by Roger Bishop of Salisbury to Turstin Abbot [of Sherborne] and all his 
tenants of Dorset: That he has given to Nicholas sacrist of Sherborne and his successors the 
Saint Swithun's fair, two days before till two days after the feast, as King Henry granted 
it to him. Also the church of St. Mary Magdalene in the island on which the castle stands 
[i.e. Castleton], together with rights of fishing on certain occasions in the stewponds, and 
the mill adjoining St. Andrew's church as compensation for two mills swamped (prefocatd) 
by the said stewponds. He has also given a piece of land with a mill near the old palace to 
make up for the portion of the monks" graveyard taken to make a road. 

Witnesses: clerks: Azo Dean of Salisbury; Roger, Arnald, and Athelhelm, archdeacons; 
Ralf, Theobald, and Roger, the bishop's chaplains; barons: Robert de Arundel, Robert of 
Lincoln, William fitz Walter, Richard de Montacute, Ralf Luvel; knights: Osmund Dapifer, 
Nicholas son of Harding, Arnald the butler (pincerna), Richard of Devizes, Jordan de Lestre, 
Richard Foliot and others. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 46847, fos. 15, 16 (copy). Hearnes Collections, iii. 449.] 

'Hanc autem meam donationem in die dedicationis predicte ecclesie beate Marie Magdalene coram omni- 
bus qui affuerunt demonstravi, et coram idoneis testibus postea privilegii munimine confirmavi.' 

[A statement in Cotton MS. Faust. A. II gives 1122 as the year in which Sherborne became an abbey. 
This document and the royal charter confirming the amalgamation of Horton and Sherborne are con- 
sistent with this date.] 

1325. [1122, May 17-20.] London 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has, by the advice of his council, 
united his abbey of Horton, owing to the inconvenience of its situation and the fewness of 
its lands, with Sherborne Priory, with the consent of Roger Bishop of Salisbury. The con- 
firmation of the election of the abbots remains with the Crown. 

Witnesses: Ralf Archbishop [of Canterbury]; William Bp. of Winchester; laymen: 
Wilham Earl of Warenne; Ralf Basset; Drew de Monci. [1114-22.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 46487, fo. 26 (copy).] 

Abp. Ralf died 20 Oct. 1122. Henry was at Westminster after Whitsuntide. The date given in Cotton 
MS. Faust. A. II for the union of Horton and Sherborne as one abbey is 1 122. 

1326. [1122, Autumn?] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry I addressed to the Abp. of York, and generally for Yorkshire: 
Granting to William son of Ulf [of Grimthorpe] his land of Fangfoss, [Grim]thorpe, 
Meltonby, and Givendale, to hold in fee for £4 yearly. 

Witnesses: Robert de Ferrers; Walter Espec; Roger de Valognes; Forne son of Sigulf. 
[c. 1120-9.] 

[Transcripts in College of Arms, Vincent, No. 59 (from evidences of Ld. Dacre of the North); B.M. 
Stowe MS. 763, fo. ll\".; Archaeol. vi. 49; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 449.] Farrer, Itin. 482. 

1327. [1122?] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry 1 generally addressed: That he has confirmed to the hospital of 
St. Peter of York the lands given by himself and Eustace fitz John and Lambert de Fossa- 
gate and others his men and burgesses; and whatever they may give in the future; free from 
all gelds and customs, with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief. And grants to the 
lands, men, and property of the said foundation the liberties and customs belonging to the 
prebends of St. Peter of York; excepting the house-rent (Imsgaval) which the messuages of 



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the hospital paid before they belonged to the hospital. And confirms the land in Ousegate 
(Usagata) which John Le Larderer (Lardenarius) gave them, free of all customs and gelds, 
even of house-rent. None of the King's officers is to enter the houses or land of the brethren 
to levy a distress or do them injury. Whoever claims wrongfully against them or impleads 
them is to pay £10 forfeiture. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; Eustace fitz John; Geoffrey fitz Payn. [c. 1120-33.] 

[Copies in Chart R. 1 1 Ed. I, No. 20; Cotton MS. Nero D. Ill, fo. 5 (olim 3). Monast. vii, 611 ; Farrer, 
E.Y.C., No. 168.] Cf. No. 1328. 

1328. [1122.] Nottingham 

Notification by Henry I to the justiciars, sheriffs, and foresters of Yorkshire: That he 
grants to the brethren of St. Peter's Hospital [York] wood for their houses and buildings 
and for fuel ; and grass for their cattle throughout the royal forest in Yorkshire ; and all ease- 
ments in the forest which may be necessary to them, saving waste. The King is the protector 
and a brother of the said house of God. 

Witnesses : Thurstan Abp. [of York] ; Geoffrey fitz Payn ; Eustace fitz John. [c. 1 120-33.] 

[Copies in Chart R. 22 Ed. I, m. 9 (enrolment of Inspe.ximus); Cotton MS. Nero D. Ill, fo. 5 (plim 3). 
Cal. Chan. R. ii. 438 ; Farrer, E. Y.C., No. 167.] Farrer, Itin. 484. 

1329. [1122?] Nottingham 

Precept by Henry I to the reeves and burgesses of York : That HameUn hold the land 
which the burgesses of York have delivered to him, paying the right dues, and have the 
King's peace. 

Witness: Robert de Vere. [c. 1121-33.] 

[Cotton MS. Nero D. Ill, fo. 5v° (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 205.] 

1330. [1122?] East Bridgeford (Srag^e/o/-Oi 

Precept by Henry I to T. Abp. [of York] and Nigel de Albini and Rainald Bushel (Bucellus) : 
That the church of Pickering (Pinchelingis-) shall have its parish, as in the time of King 
Edward, and shall not be molested on account of any chapel; and, in particular, is to be 
seised of the tithe which Ingenulf de Furnellis withholds from it. 

Witness: William de Warenne. [1109-29.] 

[York Minster 'Liber Albus", pt. i, fo. 63v°: pt. ii, fo. 1 1 ; Cotton MSS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. 8v°; Vitell. A. II. 

fo. 127 (copies). Farrer, £. Y.C., No. 399; Monast. viii. 1 179.] Farrer, Irin. 485. 
The archbishop may be either Thomas or Thurstan. The omission of 'Earl' in the title of William de 

Warenne can be paralleled. 

' Cotton MS. Claud. 'Brugefort'. = Cotton MS. Vitell. 'Pikering'. 

1331. [1122, after Sept. 29.1] Durham 

Notification by Henry I to the sheriff and ministers of Northumberland : That he holds 
in his own hand the priory of Tynemouth. That the Abbot of St. Albans and the Prior of 
Durham are not to interfere with them, but the monks of Tynemouth are to choose their own 
prior. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. 1 176 (copy); Lansd. MS. 860a, fo. 142v° (transcript). Hist, of Northumberland, 
viii. 55, No. 17; Gibson Tynemouth Priory, App. xv (from Eyre R. 21 Ed. I, r. 1).] Farrer, Itin. 475. 

' Sym. of Durham (R.S.), ii. 267. 

1332. [1122, Autumn?] York 

Notification by Thurstan Abp. of York generally addressed: That, with the counsel of the 
chapters of Beverley and York and his barons, he has confirmed to the men of Beverley all 
their hberties, with the same laws which the citizens of York enjoy. King Henry has given 
his licence for this, and by his charter has confirmed the grant of the abp., saving the dignity 
and honour of God and St. John and the abp. and the canons. In addition to these free 
customs the abp. wills that the burgesses have their hans-hus, and there make their statutes, 
with the same liberty which the men of York have in their hans-hus. And he grants to them 
the tolls for a rent of 18 marks annually, excepting three feasts on which the toll belongs to 



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the abp. and the canons; viz. the feast of St. John the Confessor in May, and the feasts of 

the Translation and the Nativity of St. John. On these three feast-days, the abp. quits the 

burgesses from every toll. The burgesses are to have free ingress and egress; and to be free 

of toll throughout Yorkshire, like the citizens of York. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Murdoc; Nigel Fossard; Alan de Perci; Walter Espec; Eustace fitz 

John ; Thomas the provostiprepositus) [of Beverley] ; Turstin the archdeacon [of Richmond] ; 

Herbert the canon; William son of Tole; William of Bayeux, 'coram tota famiha Archi- 

episcopi, clericis et laicis, in Eboraco". [1114-29.] 

[Beverley Town Records (original). Hist. MSS. Comm., Report on the MSS. of the Corp. of Beverley, 2; 

Stubbs, Select Charters, 109 (incorrectly); Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 95; Focdera, i. 10 (incorrectly).] 
The mention of Eustace fitz John and Walter Espec, who visited the county as justices in 1 128-9, seems to 
make 1 128-9 the probable date, but Espec attests a charter of 1 122 at York, and it is possible that he 
and litz Johnmay have acted together before 1128(cf. Nos. 1279 and 1312). Abp. Thurstan was abroad 
from the summer'of 1 1 16 to Feb. 1118; from Nov. 1 1 18 to Feb. 1121; from Sept. 1 125 to 29 June 1 126; 
and in 1 127-8. Farrer thought that Nigel Fossard must have died c. 1 120 (£. Y.C. ii, p. 326). It seems, 
therefore, possible to suggest 1 122 as a date which would give time for the succession of Robert Fossard 
and for the forfeiture of his lands and their partial recovery before Michaehnas 1130 (^P.R. 31 Hen. I 
pp. 24, 25). 

1333. [1122, Autumn.] York 

Notilication by Henry 1 to Abp. Thurstan [of York] and his barons and lieges of York- 
shire: That he grants to the canons of St. Mary's of Bridlington a carucate of land [in 
Bridlington] which Gertrude wife of Jordan [Paynel] and Stephen [de Meinill] her son gave, 
and Stephen of Albemarle confirmed. 

Witnesses: William de Tancarville; Walter Espec. [1114-29.] 

[B.M. Add. MS. 40008, fo. 161 (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 806; Lancaster, Chartul. of Bridlington, 
p. 212.] Farrer, /f//;. 481. 

1334. [1122, Oct.-Dec] York 

Notification by Henry 1 addressed generally: That he has taken into his own protection 
the Prior and convent of Kirkham and their men and possessions; and gives them freedom 
from toll and passage through all his dominions; also from lastage and stallage and hidages 
and carriage and wards and castle-works and repairing of walls and bridges and from taxes 
{vectigalibus et trihiitis) and from host-service and knight-service (equitatu). 

Witnesses: Thurstin Abp. of York; Adelulf Prior of St. Oswald's; Earl David; Nigel de 
Albini. [1114-24.] 

[P.R.O. Pat. R. 3 Ed. IV, p. 3, m. 9. Cal. Pat. R. 1461-7, 311.] Farrer. Itiit. 478. 

Emmanuel Coll., Camb. MS. 65, fo. 2 gives 1 122 as the year of the foundation of Kirkham (Dickinson, 
Austin Canons, p. 123, n. 3). 

1335. [1122, Oct.-Dec] York 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has confirmed to the church of SS. 
Peter and Hilda of Whitby, and to the abbot and monks there serving God, and to ail the 
men pertaining to the same church, the liberties and customs enjoyed by St. John of Bever- 
ley and St. Wilfrid of Ripon. The King grants them their burgage in Whitby and their fair 
at the feast of St. Hilda, and sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief. All resorting to 
that fair are to have the King's firm peace. He grants them also their sea-port, and toll and 
team and all liberties pertaining to a sea-port. And, in York, the church of All Saints, 
Fishergate, and all the lands and men in the same city pertaining to the church of SS. Peter 
and Hilda, with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief. All the forests and pastures on 
their lands he commands that they possess in demesne. He confirms to them also two caru- 
cates of land in Hackness (Hachanes), four in Northfield [in Hackness], two in Burniston 
[in Scalby], free from geld. All these things they are to hold with all the liberties which 
they ever enjoyed under William I and William II. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Bp. of Durham; William Earl Warenne; Nigel de Albini; Robert de 

Brus; Walter de Espec. [1 107-27.] 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], No. 27 (7) (copy).] 

The charter is confirmed in almost identical terms by Henry II (Whitby Cartulary, i. 147). 



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1336. [1122, Oct.-Dec] York 

Precept by Henry I to Anschetil the sheriff and all his reeves and officials of Driffield and 
Pocklington and Kilham and Pickering and Aldborough (Burch): To cause Hugh the dean 
[of St. Peter's, York] and his clerks to have all their right {rectasY tithes from the royal de- 
mesne in the aforesaid manors, and from all the parishioners of the churches belonging to 
the said manors. Similarly, they are to have all the rights of the said churches in lands and in 
chapels, because the King has given the said churches as alms to St. Peter. 
Witness: Walter Espec. 

[Copies in York Minster, 'Liber Albus", pt. i, fo. 64: pt. ii, fo. 11: Cotton MSS. Claud. B. Ill, fo. SV; 
Vitell. A. II, fo. 127v"; Bodl. Dodsworlh MS. 9, fo. 436 (incomplete transcript). Selden, Hist. ofTythes, 
419: Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 429; Moimsi. viii. 1 180 (xxviii).] Farrer, ///;/. 479. 
Henry was at Yorl< on 6 Dec. 1122 (Ord. Vit. iv. 435) and also about Michaelmas (Sym. of Durham 
(R.S.), ii. 267). 

' 'Liber albus" pt. ii and Cotton MS. 'retractas' (i.e. withheld), which makes better sense. 

1337. 1122, Dec. 6. York 

Notification by Henry 'rex Anglorum' to John Bp. of Lisieux, Stephen Count of Mortain, 
Robert Delahay, 'et omnibus baronibuset fidelibus suis Normanniae': That he has granted 
to Warin [des Essarts] the abbey of Saint Evroul-en-Ouche. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; William de Tancarville; William de Albini. 

[Ord. Vit. Hist. Eccl. iv. 435: Neiislria Pia, 122.) Farrer, Ilin. 476. 
'In festivitate S. Nicholai.' 

1338. [1122, Dec. 6?] York 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has confirmed to the monks of 
Charleval (Noion) all that William Count of fivreux {Ebr') gave them in England; viz. the 
church of [East] Hendred (Henretli) [co. Berks.] with the tithe and the chapel of [Marsh?] 
Baldon (Baldinton) [co. Oxon.] and one villein {hospitem) at Southampton (Suhanton) and 
all the land which William I gave him; and tithe of all the land the King himself gave him, 
to be held with all the liberties with which the earl possessed them. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; John Bp. of Lisieux; Stephen Count of Mortain; 
Robert Delahay; William de Tancarville; William de Albini; Hamo de Falaise. 
[Pat. R. 6 Ed. Ill, pt. 2, m. 9 (copy). Cat. Pat. R. 1330^, 333 (transl.).] Farrer, ////;. 477. 
The phrases in the charter 'ut super hiis nemo eis calumpniam incuciat', and 'Hanc igitur cartam . . . 
experiatur" look like improvements introduced by the recipients. The attestations of John Bp. of Lisieux, 
Stephen Count of Mortain, and Robert Delahay, suggest that they were at York on 6 Dec, the date of 
the charter to St. Evroul, of which Charleval was a dependency (see Round, C.D.F., No. 628). 

1339. [1122, Christmas?] Dunstable 

Writ by Henry I to Odard the sheriff and the King's justiciars of Northumberland: 
Ordering (concedo) that the Abbot of St. Albans and the monks of Tynemouth have the right 
of warren in all their lands in Northumberland. 

Witnesses: William de Pirou; Henry de la Pommeraye (Pomer'). [c. 1 1 I6-c. 1 126.] 

[Cotton MS. Tib. E. VI, fo. \l5b (copy): Lansd. MS. 863, fo. 79 (transcript). Hist, of Nortlmmlicrlaiul, 
viii. 55, n. 16: Gibson, Tynemouth Priory, App. xxi.] Farrer, Itin. 486. 

Henry I spent Christmas 1122 at Dunstable (Hen. of Huntingdon, 244). 

1340. [1122?] Winchester 

Letter from Henry I to Anselm Abbot of St. Edmund's, Bury: Begging him not to go 
abroad, because the monks and the knights of the abbey object, and the King cannot con- 
sent to it. If ill health be the ground, his friends will do what they can for his recovery. 

Witness: Maurice of Windsor. [1121-33.] 

[New York, Pierpont Morgan Lib., MS. 736, fo. 2 (copy); Memorials of St. Edmund's Abbey, iii, p. xxxvi 

(analysed).] 
Mr. V^illiamson suggests 1 122 as a probable date and supposes Ansclm's intended pilgrimage to Santiago 

de Compostela was the occasion (E. W. Williamson, Letters of Osbert of Clare, 195). 

1341. 1122 

Notitia of an inquest ordered by Henry I, in the year 1 122, respecting the claim of the 
monks of St. Stephen's at Caen to land pertaining to Burton Bradstock (Bridetoii) [co. 



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Dorset] which had been seized by the King's tenants in Bridport and detained with the aid of 
the King's officials. The King ordered that the question should be settled by the testimony 
of the neighbours. Many delays were interposed, but at last the King sent a peremptory 
command. On the appointed day the claim of the monks was heard before seven hundreds, 
assembled on the aforesaid land, in the presence of Warin, the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 
Sixteen men, three from Bridport, three from Burton, and ten from the neighbourhood 
swore that they would make a true affirmation; and they affirmed that the land in question 
belonged from of old to Burton, and ought to belong to the tenant of Burton. It was there- 
fore adjudged to the monks of St. Stephen at Caen. The names of the jurors follow. 

[Cart, of St. Stephen of Caen penes Abbe de la Rue (1832). Palgrave, Commonwealth, ii, p. clxxxiii; Bige- 
low, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 119.] 

1342. 1122. Oxfordi 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: Granting to the Prior and Canons Regular 
of St. Frideswide's, of Oxford, the monastery of St. Frideswide with all its appurtenances; 
the chapels of Headington, Marston, Elsfield, Binsey; in Oxford, the churches of All 
Saints, St. Mildred, St. Michael at the North Gate, St. Peter at the Castle, and half of St. 
Aldate's; the chapel of Holy Trinity, the chapel of St. Clement outside the city; in Walling- 
ford, the church of St. Lucian and St. Leonard; the vill of [Upper] Winchendon, the whole 
place which is called Binsey, and other lands and churches. ' Habeant et teneant inperpetuum 
predictam Ecclesiam S.F. ad Capellam meam spectantem . . . liberam et ab omni servicio 
seculari quietam et solutam inperpetuum.' 

Witness: R[anulf] the chancellor. 

[Copies in Cart, of St. Frideswide's, Ch. Ch. Oxon., p. 8v° (No. 5); ditto, C.C.C. Oxon., p. 271 ; Chart. R. 

6 Ed. II, No. 21 ; 6 Ed. Ill, No. 17; Pat. R. 5 Hen. V, m. 3. Monast. ii. 145 (vi); Cart, of St. Frideswide's, 

i. 10.] 
The reference to St. Aldate's is suspicious. See Parker, Early Hist, of Oxford, 292: contra Spencer Wigram, 

Cart, of St. Frideswide' s, i. 10. The date is that given by the cartulary, but has been questioned. 

' From the confirmation by Ed. II. 

1343. [1122.] Oxfordi 

Notification by Henry I to the sheriff and all citizens of Oxford, and to his subjects 
French and English: Of a grant 'in perpetuam elemosinam' to God and St. Frideswide and 
the Canons Regular in the church of St. Frideswide, of the monastery of St. Frideswide's 
with all appurtenances (including Bishopsmore [in Cutslow]); of a road near the wall of the 
city, so far as it touches their land; right of closing or blocking up all the gates of the priory 
at will. To hold the monastery and its territories and liberties 'ab omni exaccione regali 
et ministrorum Regum et servicio seculari solutum imperpetuum'. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor {R.Canc"). 

[Copies in Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, No. 21 ; 6 Ed. Ill, No. 17; Pat. R. 5 Hen. V, m. 3; Cart, of St. Frideswide, 
Ch. Ch. Oxon. (No. 6). Monast. ii. 145 (vii); Cart, of St. Frideswide's, i. 11.] Farrer, Itin. 459. 

' From the confirmations. 

1344. [1122?] 

Notification by Henry I to the Sheriff and all of Oxfordshire: That he has granted to the 
Canons of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, the road by the city wall and the wall itself so far as it 
borders on their land, to enlarge their garden. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; the chancellor; William de Albini, and others. 

[Oxford, C.C.C. (Cart, of St. Frideswide's), p. 141 (copy). Wigram, Cart, of St. Frideswide's, i. 373.] 

Wigram dates this c. 1 130, but it appears to be confirmed by No. 1343. 

1345. [1122.] Oxford 

Notification by Henry I to the sheriff's, barons, and ministers: Of a grant to St. Fride- 
swide's monastery of a fair in the city and suburb for seven days beginning on the Vigil of 
the Translation of St. Benedict (10 July). 

Witness: R[anulf] the chancellor. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, No. 21 ; 6 Ed. Ill, No. 17; Pat. R. 5 Hen. V, m. 3; Cart, of St. Frideswide's, 
Ch. Ch., O.xford, No. 7. Monast. ii, 145 (viii); Cart, of St. Frideswide's, i. 12.] 



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1346. [1122?] Oxford 

Precept by Henry I to Everard Bp. of Norwich, Robert fitz Walter, Richard fitz Walter, 
and R. Passel[ewe]: To cause the monks of Battle to have their churches (enumerated) 
given them by William II at the dedication with the liberties pertaining. All wrongly taken 
are to be restored. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; William Earl of Warenne. [1121-9.] 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 28v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 15v° (imperfect). 1 
Ralf Passelewe's lands were in the King's hand in 1130 and Robert fitz Walter ceased to be sheriff at 
Michaelmas 1129 (P.R. 31 Hen. /, 90). 

1347. [1122.] 'Edlingas' [EHng or Hayling Island?) 

Notification by Henry 'dei gracia Rex anglorum Duxque Normannorum', generally 
addressed: That he has granted and restored to the church of St. Mary and St. Edward at 
Shaftesbury all those lands to which Emma the abbess established her claim in the presence 
of the King and barons 'apud Edlingas'; and has confirmed various other gifts. 

Signa: King Henry; Ranulf (Radulfus) the chancellor; Roger Bp. of SaHsbury; Robert 
Earl of Gloucester; Humphrey de Bohun (Bun); Alfred of Lincoln; Robert de Arundel. 
[Shaftesbury Cart. MS. Harl. 61, fo. 23 (copy); ibid., fo. 30 (imperfect).] 

Confirmed Chart. R. 7 John, No. 115 {Rot. Cart. i. 1506; Monast. ii. 483). The appearance of Robert as 
Earl of Gloucester together with Ranulf as chancellor would seem to limit this to 1121-2. It may, 
however, be (though less likely) that the claim was made before Henry I at Eling in 1 1 27 and ' Radulphus ' 
is a mistake for 'Galfridus' in the name of the chancellor. The 'placita Regis de Hilling' are mentioned 
on the Pipe Roll of 1 130 {P.R., p. 38). 

1348. [1114-22.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to all justices, ministers, &c., in England: That the church of 
Battle is to have all its Hberties. The King confirms the market at Battle on Sundays granted 
by William I and grants a fair of three days at the feast of St. Martin in the Summer (4 July). 

Witnesses: Ralph Abp. of Canterbury; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ralph Basset. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart, (copy), fo. 26v<'; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 14.] 

1349. [1114-22] 

Confirmation by Henry I of the gift by Hugh de Montfort to the monks of Bee, and the 
priory of St. Philibert of Montfort, of the church of Saltwood [co. Kent] with its chapels 
and tithes. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 13905, fo. 83v°. Poree, Hist, de I'Abbaye du Bee, i. 469 (noticed).] 

This gift was confirmed by Ralph, Abp. of Canterbury. 

1350. [1107-22.] Waltham 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester and Gilbert Sheriff and all of 
Surrey : That the King has granted to St. Saviour's of Bermondsey the manor of Waddon 
free from all gelds and customs as the King had it in his own demesne. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. 

[Chart R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 57 (copy); Cotton MS. Claud. A. VIII, fo. 110 (transcript); Bodl. Dodsworth 
MS. 78, fo. 23^ (transcript). Cal. Chart. R. iv. 182.] Farrer, ////;. 457. 

The Bermondsey chronicle places the gift of Waddon in 1127 {Ann. Man. (R.S.), iii. 434). 

1351. A Charter of Henry II (omitted). 

1352. [1107-22.] Castle of Caen 

Record of the restitution, before the court (justicia) of Normandy, by Roger son of Peter 
de Fontenay to St. Stephen's, Caen, of the land and tithes which the saint held from his 
grandfather Godfrey and his father. By award of the court he made oath to Geoffrey de 
Sable {Sublis) that he would not again molest the monks, and the abbot gave him of his 
grace, 40^. and a horse. 

Witnesses: the court, viz. John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert de la Hai; Hugh de Montfort; 
Geoffrey de Sable (Sublis); Roger Marmion; besides other witnesses who attested on behalf 
of St. Stephen's and of Roger. 

[Confirmation of 1129-31 (original or early copy) in 'Emptiones Eudonis' (Archives of Calvados, H. 
1834, No. 13-15 bis). E.H.R. xxiv. 215; Haskins, Norm. Inst. 96. An analysis (from Paris, Bibl. de Ste 
Genevifeve, MS. 1656) in Deville, Analyse, 44-49.] Farrer, Itin., 398. 

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1353. [1107-22.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of Canterbury and the Bp. of Rochester and the 
sheriff, barons, and lieges of Kent: That he has granted to the Prior and monks of Holy 
Trinity, Canterbury, that they may possess for ever in demesne the land of Brook (Brok) 
with its appurtenances, as freely as they hold any other of their lands. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; John of Bayeux [chaplain]. 

[Copies in Canterbury, D. and C, Reg. A, fo. 156; Reg. E, fo. 19; Reg. I, fo. 64v°; B.M. Add. MS. 
6037, No. 78.] 

1354. [1100-22.] Portsmouth 

Notification^ by Henry to all his barons and lieges, French and English, of Sussex: 
Granting that Ralph Bp. of Chichester have warren over all his land of Manhood and that 
no one hunt therein nor take hares {leporem capiet) without his leave under penalty of £10. 

Witness: John of Bath {Johan' Bathon"). 

[Copies in Chichester Cath., Lib. B, fo. 24r.; D-C, p. 1168, No. 30. Monasl. viii. 1168 (xxx); Chart, of 

Chichester, No. 105 (abstract).] 
' This writ must be claimed as a notification although it begins concedo quod. The witness may possibly 
by John of Bayeux, or John Bp. of Bath. 

1355. [c. 1110-22.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to T. Abp. of York, and Nigel de Albini, Robert de Heriz, Sheriff 
of Notts., and all of Yorkshire and Notts.: That St. Cuthbert and his monks of Durham are 
to hold in perpetuity their lands and mills and other property in Notts., as testified by the 
King's charter to them. They are not to be impleaded therefor in future. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Nigel de Albini; Wilham de Tanc[arville]; Ralph 
Basset. 

Fourth seal of Henry I (Greenwell and Blair, 3017). 

[Durham Cath. i"" ii""^ Regalium, No. 11 (original); copies in Cart, iii, fo. 105; Cart. Antiquiss., fo. 70, 
No. XV (without witnesses). Raine, Hist. Dunelm. Script. Tres., App. xxxi, No. xxiv; Jourii. Brit. Arch. 
Ass. xxix, 261.] Farrer, Itiii. 290. 

Farrer's assumption that this charter was addressed to Abp. Thomas is the sole ground for his placing the 
appointment of Robert de Heriz as early as 1 1 14. The witnesses and the seal suggest a date near the end 
of the limit. Robert de Heriz was apparently sheriff Michaelmas 1127-8 in succession to Serlo de 
Burg (C. H. Walker in E.H.R. .xxxvii. 70-71 ), but must clearly have held office earlier as well. 

1356. [1113-22.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen, John Bp. of Lisieux, Stephen Count 
of Mortain, and Robert de Haia, and generally for Normandy: That a fair shall be held at 
Nonancourt on the eve, day, and morrow of St. IVIary IVIagdalene of which the proceeds 
are to be divided between the King and Audoin (Oinus) Bp. of £vreux. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. 

[Arch, of the Eure, G. 6, fo. 9; G. 122, fo. 41 (copy of 14th c); Round, C.D.F. 97 (No. 282) (abstract); 
Le Prevost, Memoires et notes . . . de VEure, ii. 476-7.] 

1357. [1115-22.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Thurstan Abp. [of York] and Nigel de Albini and Anschetil 
de Bulemer and the barons of Yorkshire: That he has given to Forne son of Sigulf theland 
of Thornton-le-Moor (Torentona) [Yorks.] belonging to the fee of Robert Malet, for which 
Alvred son of liming paid an annual rent of 20^'. To be held at the same rent and for all 
those customs with which he [Forne] holds the rest of his land. Walter Espec is to cause 
Forne to be seised thereof. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Payn fitz John. 

[Reg. of Greystoke Charters, fo. 14 (copv); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 126, fo. 90v° (transcript). Farrer, 
£.r.C., No. 1236.] 

1358. [1107-22.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has granted freedom from shires 
and hundreds and hidages and danegelds and all gelds and customs to the prebends of St. 
Peter's of Hereford, and to all the lands given to St. Peter's by Walter de Lacy and Roger 



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and Hugh his sons in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, and to one virgate of land at 
Mongewell (Momoth) in Oxfordshire. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[Cart, of St. Guthlac's, Hereford, Balliol Coll. (Oxford) MS. 271, fo. Sev" (copy).] 

1359. [1113-22] 

Precept by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln and Earl David and the sheriff and all 
of Huntingdonshire: That the soc of the Canons of St. Mary of Huntingdon and their 
two hides of land in Normancross Hundred be quit of the community (de communitate) and 
gelds of the borough of Huntingdon, according as the shire made a claim on this account 
against the burgesses and failed. And if there is any man of their soke who has stallage in the 
borough, he shall also be in the community of the borough; if not, he shall pay there the 
customs of his stall which he ought justly to pay. 

Witness; The Bp. of Lincoln. 

[P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae [C. 52], 8 [H] (9) (copy). Madox, Firma Burgi, 270; Monast. vi. 80 (No. iii) 
(incorrectly); Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 241; Ballard, English Borough Charters, 1042-1216, 105, 
107 (extracts).] 

On the meaning of communitas see Gross, Gild Merchant, i. 103, and Tail, Medieval English Borough, 
223 n. 4. 

1360. [1120-2.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : Of a confirmation of an exchange made 
between Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Hugh Prior of St. Pancras at Lewes. The former to 
hold the land formerly of Hervey de Wilton in Netheravon (Nederauena) and the latter 
two and a half hides of the chapelry of Pevensey. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Walter of Gloucester; Ralph 
Basset; Geoffrey de Clinton. 

[P.R.O. Ancient Deeds A [E. 40] 15490 (original) (= Misc. Books [Chapter House] B 5/5, 10 (2)); Cotton 

MS. Vesp. XV. ix, fo 806 (copy). Salzman, Lewes Chart, i. 145 (transl.).] Farrer, ////;. 469. 
Very suspicious. 

1361. [1109 or 1122.] Nottingham 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Chester and Godfrey Archdeacon [of Derby] : To 
cause the King's church of Darley (^Derleia) [co. Derby] to have the tithes and customs of 
Wmster (Winesterna) [co. Derby] as in the time of Edward and William I. If the men of the 
town refuse, the recipients are to do their duty, and the sheriffs of Nottinghamshire are to 
have the King's forfeiture. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury. [1102-27.] 

[Lincoln: Carte Decani, No. 131 (copy); Chart. R. 3 Ed. Ill, No. 3; Cal. Chart. R. iv. 138-9; Foster, 

Reg. Antiq., No. 74.] Farrer, ////;. 483. 
Robert may be either Robert de Limesi (d. 1 Sept. 1117) or Robert Pecche (7 Jan. 1121-22 Aug. 1127). 

Henry seems to have been north in 1 109 and 1 122. 

1362. [1108-22.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to Richard Bp. of London and his justiciar and sheriff, and to all 
the faithful of Holy Church, and to all his officials and lieges of Essex: That he has confirmed 
to the church and Canons of St. Martin le Grand, London, at the petition of Bp. Roger of 
Salisbury, the church of Newport [co. Essex] with its lands and chapels and tithes and all 
other appurtenances. The said church and canons are to hold these things freely for ever, 
after the death of Bp. Roger. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Nigel de Albini; G[eoffrey] de Clinton. 

[Chart. R. 17 Ed. Ill, m. 16 (copy). Cal. Chart. R. v. 17.] 

1363. [1121-2] 

Notitia of the confirmation by Henry I to Bernard the scribe and his heirs of the lands 
which Bernard held in Cornwall of the King or others: viz. the land and goods which were 
Gisulf 's, the land of Theodulf, Bernard's grandfather, Brictric his uncle, and Ailsi his father. 



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the land which was Dodo's and that which Ranulf the chancellor held in the castle of 
Launceston, and other lands and churches (specified). 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Geoffrey his chaplain; Robert 
de Sigillo; Nigel de Albini; Geoffrey de Chnton; Edward of Sahsbury; William de St. Clair 
(Sancto Claw); Grimbald the leech. 

[Cotton MS. Cleop. C. VII, fo. 76 (olim 99) (copy). E.H.R. xiv. 418.] Farrer, Itin. 430. 
Gisiilf the scribe was lost in the 'White Ship' (Orderic. iv. 419). 

1364. [1121-2?] 

Notitia of the livery {reddidit) by John of Bayeux to Bernard the scribe of the land and 
houses in London which were of Gisulf, and the soke which he had of the Abp. of Canter- 
bury, to hold quit of all service, so long as Bernard should be in the King's court. And if 
he should depart from it, to hold to him and his heirs for one mancus of gold or 2^. yearly. 
Bernard paid him 9 marks of silver. 

Witnesses: John the archdeacon, nephew of the Bp. of Lisieux ; Robert keeper of the King's 
seal; Mark the physician (medicus); Robert scribe of the court; Elias son of the Bp. of 
Durham; Ralph of Whitchurch; Roger Brun; Eustace, John's clerk; Ralph fitz Wilham; 
William Mauduit; Robert de Vere; Warin Sheriff of Somerset; David and Roger, Bernard's 
esquires. [1121-4.] 

[Cotton MS. Cleop. C. VII, fo. 77 (olim 100). E.H.R. xiv. 428.] 

John the archdeacon became Bp. of Sees in 1 124. Robert presumably succeeded Richard (Bp. of Hereford 
7 Jan. 1 1 2 1 ) as keeper of the seal. Probably of the same date as the preceding. 

1365. [c. 1121-2] 

List of witnesses to a gift (particulars illegible) by Ranulf the chancellor ( ?) to Bernard 
the scribe of a tenement in Fleshmonger Street ( ?), Winchester, viz: Roger Bp. of 
Sahsbury; William de Albini, pincerna; Geoffrey [Rufus], chaplain of the chancellor; 
Richard de Brus; William the almoner; Robert de Sigillo; Ralph de Bosevil; Riker chaplain 
of the chancellor; Robert his son; Roger de Mealtuiz; Botsardus; Richard the chamberlain; 
William Cumin; Atso of Winchester; Buistard and Curteis, Serjeants of the King's chapel. 
[Cotton MS. Cleop. C. VII, fo. 77 (olim 100) (copy). E.H.R. xiv. 423.] 

A reference to a rent of \2d. seems to identify this property with that mentioned in the grant of Stephen 
Count of Mortain (No. 1676). Note the conjunction of Geoffrey Rufus and his protege William Cumin 
among the witnesses (see Simeon of Durham, i. 143), as also of two lay members of the 'chapel' staff. 

1366. [c. 1121-2?] 

Notitia of the gift by Henry I to Bernard the scribe of void ground in Launceston Castle 
between the well and the chapel for his lodging. 

Witnesses: William de Tancarville; William de AXbxm, pincerna; William de Albini Brito; 
Payn fitz John; Drew de Moncei. [1121-9.] 

[Cotton MS. Cleop. C. VII, fo. 76 (olim 99) (copy). E.H.R. xiv. 420.] Farrer, ////;. 550. 

1367*. [1100-22] 

Notification by Henry I to John Bp. [of Bath] and Aiulf the Sheriff [of Somerset] and 
all his lieges: That, for the souls of his father and his mother and other predecessors and 
his successors, he has confirmed the gift which William Count of Mortain and his men made 
to SS. Peter and Paul of Cluny; to wit, the church of St. Peter near his castle of Montacute, 
with the orchards and vineyards; and the land given by the same persons in the manor of 
Bishopstone; also the borough and the market of the said vill; also the manor of Closworth; 
and that of Creech with Ham and Atsborough (Etenberga), with the church; Tintinhull with 
all its appurtenances; the church of Yarlington and whatever Osbert the priest held there in 
lands and tithes; the church of St. Neot (?) (Sennet) with its appurtenances; the churches of 
Alternon and Crantock [co. Cornw.] with their appurtenances; the church of Gussage and 
twenty solidates of land in Gussage, 'Hunecroft', and Loverlay [co. Dors.]; and the estates 
called 'Baresfeld', Melbury, Widcombe, Monkleigh (Lega) [co. Devon], Nynehead; the 
tithe of [East] Chinnock; half the tithes of Chiselborough, Cloford, Norton [Fitzwarren], 
Veryan; the tithes of Marston Magna, Caundle, Thorpe, the three Cernels [in Charminster, 



HENRY I 181 

Dorset], Toller, Hooke ; two thirds of the tithes of Bickenhall, Durweston, Poyntington, 
Loders. 'Hec omnia sicut ipsi dederunt vel daturi sunt, ego concedo.' 
[Chart. R. 54 Hen. Ill, m. 10 (enrolment of Inspeximus). Cal. Chart. R. ii. 136.] 
'Sigilli mei appositione confirmo et signo Sancti Crucis manu proprie consigno.' 
An extremely dubious document, of irregular form. 

Aiulf had ceased to be sheriff before the death of Ranulf the chancellor, Jan. 1123 (No. 1341). W. A. 
Morris's date of 1118 for the succession of Warin as sheriff (E.H.R. xxxvii. 167) rests on No. 734* 
above, which is clearly a forgery. 

1368. [1107-22] 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter, John Bp. of Bath, and Richard fitz 
Baldwin the sheriff: That he has confirmed to the monks of Montacute the church of St. 
Peter near the castle of Montacute, &c. 

[MS. Trin. Coll. Oxford (copy); Montacute Cart. 121 (calendared).] 

Imperfect but appears to be earlier in date than the other charter of confirmation which mentions some 

possessions not here included. 
Richard fltz Baldwin was Sheriff of Devon from 1 107. 

1369. [1107-22] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of SaUsbury and Warin the sheriff and all the barons 
of Dorset: That he has granted to Alfred of Lincoln to hold in fee the land of Holme 
(Holne) as Grimbald the physician sold it to him. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Ranulf the chancellor; WiUiam de Tancarville; John 
of Bayeux. 

[MS. Trin. Coll. Oxford, fo. 71v° (copy). Montacute Cart. 167 (calendared).] 

1370. [1107-22.] Brigstocki 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Gilbert the Sheriff [of Huntingdon] : 
That no man and no man's house remain in the isle of the Abbot of Ramsey without his 
leave. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Chart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 29 (copy of Inspe.ximiis); P.R.O. Ramsey Cart., fo. 141v°; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 

333 (copies). Ramsey Cart. ii. 81 ; Ramsey Chron. 278.] Farrer, Itin. 447. 
Gilbert the knight became sheriff about 1107-10 {E.H.R. xxxvii. 164) and died 1125 (ibid. 167). Henry 

was abroad in 1 124-5. 

'■ 'Brikestou' Raw!. MS. 

1371. [1107-22.] Brampton (Brantona) 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally : That he has granted to the Prior and monks 
of St. Neot of Eynesbury (Einolvesberia) a three-days fair, on the eve, feast, [and morrow] 
of St. Neot, with customs as in the King's fairs, and safe-conduct for persons going and 
returning. 

Witnesses^: Ranulf the chancellor; Payn Pev[erel] {Pevn'). 

[Copies in Pat. R. 16 Hen. VI, pt. 2, m. 23: Cotton MS. Faust. A. IV, fo. 45v°. Monast. iii. 473 (x); 
Gorham, Hist, and Antiq. of Eynesbury and St. Meats, ii. 310 (Y.) (both from Cotton MS.).] 

• Omitted in Cotton MS. 

1372. [1121-2.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter and the archdeacons of Devon : That 
he has confirmed a covenant between Roger Bp. of Salisbury and Serlo 'collectorem meum 
Devon", assigning certain churches as a prebend to be held by Serlo's next of kin. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Robert Earl of Gloucester; 
Robert Earl of Leicester. 

[Reg. of St. Osmund, i. 381.] Farrer, Itin. 474. 

Robert of Gloucester received his earldom after Mar. 1 121 (No. 1255). Robert Bloet died 10 Jan. 1 123. 
Mr. W. H. Rich Jones dates "circa 1109'. 

1373. [1121 Apr.-1122] 

Notification by [Henry I] King of the English, to Thomas^ Abp. of York and justiciars 
' Probably in error for Thurstan. Thomas died Feb. 1 1 14. 



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and barons and all the King's officials in Yorkshire: That the King has confirmed the grant 
by Osbert the sheriff, of Acaster [co. Yorks.] to St. German of Selby. 

Witnesses: Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Earl Robert, the King's 
son. 

[Selby Cart. (Brooke), fo. 15 (copy). J. T. Fowler, Selby Coucher Book, i. 28; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 478.) 

Farrer, ///«. 446. 
Robert was not earl before Apr. I12I. Robert Bp. of Lincoln died Jan. 11 23. 

1374. [1115-22] 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Wigot, the sheriff and all the barons of 
Lincolnshire: That the Prior of Spalding shall not answer nor plead concerning the men who 
were on his land when the King's father was alive and dead, until the King hears what is 
the claim against the prior. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 35296, fo. 87v° (Spalding Cart.) (copy).] 
Wigot was sheriff from 1115 (E.H.R. xxx. 280 sq.). 

1375. [1116-22?] 

Precept by Henry I to justiciars, sheriffs, and officials, in whose bailiwicks the Prior and 
monks of SS. Mary and Nicholas of Spalding have lands and men: That the monks are not 
to be impleaded respecting any man of theirs who was resident on their land on the day of 
the King's accession ; for this is a breach of the protection {stabilimentum) which he gave 
the monks against those who claimed their men as fugitives. This order applies particularly 
to the case of Sadebert and Edward and their sons, men of the monks. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 35296, fo. 87v° (copy).] 

The date is uncertain, but the writ evidently refers to the same claims as the preceding. 

1376. [1115-22.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Lincoln and Wigot the sheriff: That the monks of 
Spalding are to hold the wood which pertains to their manor as freely and honourably as 
in the days of William I and William II and of Ivo [Taillebois] and Turold; and their marsh 
as well. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 4 Ed. Ill, No. 95 (enrolment oi Inspeximus); B.M. Add. MS. 35296 (Cart, of Spalding), 
fo. STv" (without witnesses) and fo. 99v°; B.M. Add. MS. 5844, p. 220; Harl. MS. 792, fo. 9. Cat. 
Chan. R. iv. 162.] Farrer, /////. 360. 

Spalding was founded by Ivo Taillebois and his wife the 'Countess Lucy' 'for their souls and for those of 
their ancestors Thorold and his wife". Thorold or Turold was Sheriff of Lincolnshire under William I, 
and may probably have been Lucy's father (see Complete Peerage, vii, App. J). 

1377. [1120-2.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to W[illiam] the chamberlain and Aubrey de Ver and all their succes- 
sors, chamberlains, and sheriffs of London: To pay from the farm of London to the sacristan 
of St. Peter's, Westminster, lei. a day for a light to burn before the tomb of Queen Matilda 
from Michaelmas last past for ever. 

Witnesses: R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf the chancellor; Ralf 
Basset. 

[Copy in Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 339 (olim 363) v°. Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, p. 156.] 
Farrer, Itin. 470. 

1378. [1107-22] 

Notification by Henry I to William de Pont de I'Arche and the barons of Hants and 
Winchester: Confirming the gift to the monks of St. Swithun's by William Potter (Poccarius), 
his sergeant, of a house outside the gates of Winchester, in front of (coram) St. Valery's.^ 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 16 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 393.] 

^ Possibly 'coram Sancto Walerico' refers to the house held by Bernard de St. Valery {E.H.R., loe. cit.). 



HENRY I 183 

1379. [1107-22] 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester, William [de Pont de I'Arche] the 
sheriff, Herbert the chamberlain, and all the burgesses of Winchester: Confirming the gift 
to the Prior and monks of Winchester by Bernard of St. Valery, for the soul of his son, of a 
rent of lOi'. in a place of their choice in Winchester. 

Witness: Ranulf the chancellor. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 16 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 393.] 

1380. [1107-22.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Herbert the chamberlain, Henry de Port, W[illiam] de Pont 
de I'Arche, Ger[ald] the reeve, and all his barons of Hampshire and Winchester: Of a grant 
to the Prior and monks of St. Swithun's, Winchester, of soc and sac, toll and team, infang- 
thief and all customs granted by Edward [the Confessor], William I and William II, 
particularly toll of all their lordships {domimis) whether at farm or in demesne, viz. of crops 
{segete) &c. whether sold or consumed. 

Witnesses: Ranulf the chancellor; Per WS chaplain of Oxford. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 29436, fo. 14 (copy). E.H.R. xxxv. 393.] 

The mention of Henry de Port and William de Pont de I'Arche, his successor as sheriff, suggests an early 
date. Gerald was reeve in 1 105 (No. 687). 

^ Professor Galbraith suggests Wimund, Prior of St. Frideswide's, 1122. 

1381. [1114-22.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to T. Abp. of York and all the lieges of Yorkshire: Of a grant to 
St. Mary of York and the monks of eight carucates of land in Rudston {Rudestein) with the 
advowson of the church of Rudston which William Peverel [of Dover] gave them in alms. 

Witnesses: R. Bp. of Lincoln; Nigel de Albini. 

[Chart R. 1 Ed. II, m. 1, No. 1 (copy). Cal. Chart. R. ill. 119; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 453.] 

1382. [1115-22.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Nigel de Albini and Ansch[etel] de Bulemer and all the barons of 
Yorkshire : That all the lands of the Canons of St. Peter [of York] and St. John of Beverley, 
of St. Mary of Southwell, and of St. Wilfrid of Ripon and Hexham are to be free of fyrd- 
service and castle-work, as in the time of the King's father and brother. If anything has been 
taken thence contrary to this precept, let it be restored. 

Witness: R[anulf] the chancellor. 

[Reg. Magnum Album Ebor., pt. i, fo. 65; pt. iv, fo. 18v°; pt. iii, fo. 70 (copies). Memorials of Ripon (ed. 
Fowler), i. 93; Monast. viii. 1179 (xxii); Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 130.] Farrer, Itin. 416. 

1383. [1121-Jan. 1123.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry 1 to Robert Bp. of Lincoln : To fulfil his agreement with Abbot Herbert 
and the monks of Westminster concerning their manor of Lessness [co. Kent], which he 
holds from them, as it was agreed between the bp. and Abbot Gilbert and the said monks 
in the time of William II ; that the King may hear no further complaint. 

Witnesses; Roger fitz Richard and many others. 

[Cotton MS. Faust. A. Ill, fo. 67v° (copy). Armitage Robinson, Gilbert Crispin, 157.] Farrer, Itin. 473. 

Herbert became abbot 7 Jan. 1121 (John of Worcester, Chron. p. 15). Robert Bp. of Lincoln died at 
Woodstock 10 Jan. 1123 (A.S.C.). 

1384. [1123, c. Feb. 2.] Gloucester 

Precept by Henry I to Walter of Gloucester and Warin, Sheriff of Somerset : That all 
the land and the men of the monks of Bath be quit of shire and hundred and all pleas except 
murdrum and latrocinium while they are in the King's hand. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [c. 1110-29.] 

[Camb. C.C.C. MS. cxi. 108 (copy). Two Carts, of Bath Priory, 49.] Farrer, Itin. 487. 
Apparently issued during a vacancy in the see. There was such a vacancy between 29 Dec. 1 1 22 and 25 Mar. 
1 123. Henry was at Gloucester on 2 Feb. 1 123 {A.S.C). 



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1385. [1123, Feb. 2?] Gloucester 

Notification by Henry I to Adam de Port: That he has granted the monks of Gloucester 
the gift which Ingulph the clerk made them of a penny a day which he had of the King's 
alms. 

Witness: Walter of Gloucester. [1 100-28.] 

[Cart, of St. Guthlac's, Hereford, Balliol Coll. (Oxford) MS. 271, fo. 83v° (copy).] 

1386. [1123, Feb. 2?] Gloucester 

Precept by Henry I to Walter de Beauchamp and all of Worcestershire : That the goods 
of the monks of Gloucester are to be free from toll and custom. 
Witness: Walter of Gloucester. [1 109-28.] 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 160v°; Oxford, Queen's Coll. MS. CCCLXVH (copies). 
Cart, of St. Peter's, GIouc. ii. 134; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo-Norm. 126.] Farrer, Itin. 488. 

1387. [1123, c Feb. 2?] Gloucester 

Precept by Henry I to the men of the Abbot of Ramsey : That they render to the abbot 
quickly and justly whatever they owe him in rent and ferm and debts and pleas, according 
as he can show that they are indebted. Otherwise the abbot may distrain upon their chattels. 

Witness : The chancellor. 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. (R.S.), 229.] 

1388. [1123, Feb.?] 

Notification [bilingual] by Henry I generally addressed: That he has confirmed to Abp. 
William [of Corbeil] and the monks of Christ Church, Canterbury, the lands, &c., which 
they had in the time of Edward the Confessor and William I. 

Fourth seal of Henry I, appended at the side in an unusual way (Warner and ElUs, loc. 
cit.), of brown wax covered with green damask (Campbell Chart.). 

[B.M. Campbell Chart, xxi. 6; Lambeth Palace, Cart. Misc. x. 109; Stowe Chart. 43 (originals); Copies 
in Confirm. R. 4 Hen. VII, pt. 1, No. 4; 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 3, No. 6; Pat. R. 12 Hen. VI, pt. 2, m. 9. 
Warner and Ellis, Facsimiles, i, (6): Joiirii. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 259 (noticed) (Campbell Chart.); 
Anglo-Saxon MSS. iii. 44 (Stowe Chart.); Cal. Pat. R. 1429-36, 417 (9-10).] 

1389. [1123, Jan.-Apr.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and Earl David and [Robert] Earl of 
Leicester and Ranulf Earl of Chester, and all the barons and lords of whom Geoffrey Ridel 
held lands, and the sheriffs of the counties {ministeria) where he held them: That he has given 
Richard Basset the daughter of Geoffrey Ridel to wife and the wardship of the land of the 
said Geoffrey until Robert Ridel can be knighted and marry a daughter of a daughter of 
Ralph Basset. Richard then to have 20 librates of land in marriage of the King's fee in 
demesne and four knights enfeoffed. If Robert die without an heir by his wife [aforesaid], 
the whole of his land, of whomsoever held, is to go to Richard. If Geoffrey's daughters are 
not married in their brother's lifetime or during Richard's wardship, their marriage shall be 
made by Richard with the King's approval. 

'Requisicione et consilio' of the following: Ranulf Earl of Chester; William his brother; 
Nigel de Albini and other kinsfolk; Geva, mother [of Robert]; Geoffrey the chancellor of 
Earl Ranulf; Simon Dean of Lincoln; William fitz Ranulf; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; 
G[eofTrey] de Clinton; Payn fitz John; William de Albini; Humfrey de Bohun; Robert 
Musard; Robert Basset; Osmund Basset; Turstin Basset; William constable of Earl Ranulf; 
Ralph fitz Norman; Hugh Maubaunc. [Nov. 1120-3.] 

[B.M. Sloane Roll xxxi, 4, m. 5 (No. 47) (copy). Stenton, English Feudalism 258-9.] Farrer, Itin. 494. 
Since the name of the Bp. of Lincoln is left blank, this may have been issued during the vacancy of the see 
after the death of Robert Bloet (died 9 Jan. 1 123). David became King of Scotland in 1 124 and Henry 
had left England in June 1 123, while Alexander received the see of Lincoln on 15 Apr. 1 123. The list 
of witnesses should be compared with that of No. 10 in the same roll (Round, Feudal England, 213, 
n. 63). 



HENRY I 185 

1390*. [1123 Feb.-Apr.] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I to William Abp. of Canterbury, Alexander Bp. of Lincoln and 
earls, barons, &c.: That he has confirmed the gifts which Richard Basset and his wife 
Matilda Ridel made to the Canons of the church of St. John the Baptist at Laund [co. 
Leicester] which they founded for the soul of King William L These lands (enumerated) 
are to be held in free alms, free of all secular services and custom; with sac and soc, toll and 
team and infangthief and all the liberties which Richard Basset or any of his predecessors 
enjoyed. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Ranulf the chancellor; Earl Simon; Gilbert de I'Aigle; 
Hugh the Sheriff of Leicester. 

[Copies in Chart R. 7 Ed. II, No. 38; 4 Ed. Ill, No. 5; Sloane MS. 4937, fo. 198 (18th-c. transcript); Bodl. 
Dugdale MS. xi. fo. 54 (ex Registro de Tutbury); Harl. MS. 2060, fo. 23 (from Chart. R. as transcribed 
by Dugdale). Monast. vi. 188 (i).] 
'Datum apud Westm. anno regni nostri xxvi".' 

Farrer, Itin. 610, dismisses this charter as a fabrication, following Round {Feudal Aids, 485). William of 
Corbeil was nominated in Feb. 1123; Ranulf died early in 1123; Gilbert de TAigle before 1118. Alex- 
ander was appointed Bp. of Lincoln in Apr. 1 123. Who then can be Earl Simon? Northampton was 
still in the hands of Earl David. The regnal year is impossible and seems to have been added by Dugdale 
to the Chart. R. version. Mr. J. C. Dickinson (Austin Canons, 121) places the foundation of Laund 
about 1119. 

139L [1123, Apr. 15?] [Winchester] 

Charter by Henry I to Exeter Cathedral: Restoring to it the churches of St. Petroc 
[Bodmin], St. Stephen [Launceston], Perranzabuloe (S. Perani Tohou), and Probus, in Corn- 
wall; and in Devon, the churches of Plympton, Braunton (Branctona), St. Stephen at Exeter 
and the church of Colyton (Culiton) as the King formerly gave it to Bp. William. 

Sig?2a: King Henry; Queen Adehza; William Abp. of Canterbury; Thurstan Abp. of 
York; Richard Bp. of London; William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Alex- 
ander Bp. of Lincoln ; Everard Bp. of Norwich; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Ralph Bp. of Chichester; 
Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Robert Bp. of Coventry; Theold Bp. of Worcester; Bernard Bp. 
of St. Davids; Richard Bp. of Hereford; Godfrey Bp. of Bath; Geoffrey the chancellor; 
Geoffrey Abbot of St. Peter's, Winchester; Osbert Abbot of Tavistock; Thurstan Abbot 
of Sherborne; Vincent Abbot of Abingdon; Seffrid Abbot of Glastonbury ; [WilHam Abbot 
of Cerne (Monasticon)] ; Robert Earl of Gloucester; William Earl of Surrey; David Earl of 
Huntingdon; Ranulf Earl of Chester; Roger Earl of Warwick; Robert Earl of Leicester; 
Hugh Bigod and William de Pirou, dapiferi; William de Albini; Nigel de Albini; Richard 
fitz Baldwin; Baldwin de Redvers; Johel [de Mayenne] of Barnstaple (Berdestaple); Guy [de 
Nonant] of Totnes; Robert of Bampton (Badentona); William fitz Odo; Jocelyn (Goislinus) 
de Pomeroy (Pomeredd); Rainald de Vautort {Valle Torta); William fitz Richard; Herbert 
d'Aunay {Alneto); Humphrey de Bohun; Walter fitz Thurstan. 

[Copies in Chart. R. 36 Ed. Ill, No. 16; Confirm. R. 1 Hen. VIII, pt. 5, No. 13; Coram Rege R., Hil. 
2 Ric. II, rot. 20; P.R.O. Ancient Petitions [S.C. 8] 8547rf; Placita in Cancellaria [C. 44] 10/2. Monast. 
ii. 539 (XX), vi. 52 (1) [from Coram Rege R.]; Round, Feudal England A^l [= E.H.R. viii. 80] (descriptive 
notice) [from Confirm. R.]; D.K.R. xxx, App. 207 (calendared).] Farrer, Itin. 491. 
Henry spent Easter at Winchester (A.S.C.). 

1392. [1123, Apr. 15?] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to Payn fitz John and all his barons of Herefordshire: That Richard 
Bp. of Hereford hold in peace a half hide of land in Wellington ( Waligtona) as his predeces- 
sors held it on the days when WilUam I and William II were ahve and dead. It is not the 
King's will that Roger de Candos or anyone else should implead the bp. concerning this 
land. The bp. is to have his common, rights of entry and exit, pasture and customs as freely 
as any of his predecessors. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey the chancellor; G[eoffrey] fitz Payn; William de Pont de I'Arche. 
[1123-7.] 

[Pat. R. 29 Ed. Ill, pt. ! , mm. 15,14 (enrolment of Inspeximus). W. W. Capes, Charters &c. of Hereford 
Cath., 5 (from the Inspeximus); Cat. Pal. R. 1354-8, 197 (1 1).] Farrer, Ilin. 547, 690. 



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1393. [1123, Apr. 15?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he confirms the foundation of the house 
of Canons Regular of St. Mary of Southwark. The canons are to hold their lands and other 
property with sac and soc, toll and team, and all other customs. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; William Bp. of Exeter; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; 
Seffrid Abbot of Glastonbury; William Earl Warenne; William de Albini; Robert de 
Ferrars; R[oger] the nephew of Hubert; William de Pont de I'Arche. [1 121-3.] 

[Copies in Harley Charter 44694 {Inspeximus of 1498); Chart. R. 18 Ed. Ill, No. 8 (2). Cat. Chart. R. v. 

34.] Farrer, Ilhi. 490. 
Seffrid was Abbot of Glastonbury II21-5; but the King was abroad for the whole of 1124-5. 

1394. [1123, c. June 1?] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs in whose shires St. Martin of Battle has lands: That the 
monks of Battle are to hold peaceably their lands of Wye, Alciston, Limpsfield, Hutton, 
Brightwalton, Bromham, and Crowmarsh, and also Appledram which the King gave them 
in exchange for Reading. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury (Battle Cart. 'fftor'.). [1121-3.] 

[B.M. Campbell Chart, xvi. 13 (original); copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 30v''; Line. Inn, 

Hale MS. 87, fo. 12; Chart. R. 6 Ed. II, m. 24, No. 55. Moimst. iii. 247 (xvi) from Pat. R. 2 Ed. IV, 

pt. 3, m. 16; Hurry, Reading Abbey, 156 (calendared).] See No. 1313. 
Reading was given to the new abbey there before 29 Mar. 1 125, and probably acquired for that purpose. 

Reading Abbey was founded in 1121 (Annals of Waverley, Arm. Monast. ii. 218). Henry went abroad 

in June 1 123 and did not return until 1126. 

1395. [1123, June 3-10] 'in transfretatione'. Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to T[heulf] Bp. of Worcester and R[obert] Earl of Gloucester: 
That the King has granted to Walter of Gloucester all the land of Eadric son of Chetel. 
Witnesses: Payn fitz John; William de Pirou; Hugh Bigod; Walter de Beauchamp. 
[Royal Chart. Duchy of Lane, No. 5 (original). Round, A.C., 18.] Farrer, Itin. 497. 
The earldom of Robert was not conferred before spring 1 121 ; between this date and Theulf's death the 
King only once crossed from Portsmouth. 

1396. [1123, June 3-10?] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Norwich and the sheriff and all his barons and lieges: 
That he has granted the monks of St. Albans who dwell at Binham two carucates of land 
which Roger de Valognes gave them in Walsingham and half the church of the said vill, 
and, moreover, the chantry {cantacionem^) of the said church to hold as freely as their pre- 
decessors held it and as Roger gave it. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1108-29.] 

[Binham Cart. Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII, fo. 40v° (copy).] Farrer, Itin. 500. 

Roger succeeded his father Peter I who died not earlier than 1 108. Roger's grant was made after the death 
of his father, and this charter must be earlier than No. 1671. 

' In Roger's grant the reading is canleriam. 

1397. [1123, June 3-10.] Portsmouth 

Precept by Henry I to all sheriffs and officials in whose bailiwicks the Canons of Lincoln 
have their prebends: That the canons hold their prebends as well and honourably as they 
did in the time of Bp. Robert. If anyone do them wrong, they are to have full right. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of SaHsbury. [1123-33.] 

[Copies in Lincoln Cath. Arch. Reg. A. i. 4, fo. 6 (No. xl.); Reg. No. 19; Foster, Reg. Anliq., No. 40.) 

Lincoln was vacant in 1 123 and Henry sailed from Portsmouth on June 11. 

1398. [1123, June 3-10.] Portsmouth 

Mandate (inando tibi et precor mei amove) by Henry I to W[illiam] Abp. of Canterbury: 
To maintain and protect the land and men of the Abbess of Mailing, that no one do them 
wrong, ut tibi inde grates sciam maximas. 

Witness: Earl David. 

[Chart R. 21 Ed. HI, m. 12, No. 22 {Inspeximus). Cat. Chart. R. v. 56 (2).] Fan-er, Itin. 501. 



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1399. [1123?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Bath and sheriffs and all the barons and lieges of 
Somerset: That the King has granted to St. Peter and the monks of Montacute the manor of 
Tintinhull {TineteUd) for the soul of his father and mother and of Queen Matilda, and for 
the good estate of the realm, as Ranulf the chancellor gave it; but on condition that the 
church of Cluny shall have thence 100.?. annually for the anniversary of the chancellor. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Geoffrey the chancellor; William de Tancarville; 
William de Albini; Nigel de Albini. [1123-9.] 

[P.R.O. Chart. R. 54 Hen. Ill, m. 9 (copy). Monast. v. 167.] Farrer, Itin. 493. 
Probably soon after Ranulf's death. 

1400. [1123] 

Charter by Hugh Delaval to the monastery of Ste Marie de la Charite for the use of the 
Benedictine monks of Kirkby [i.e. Pontefract]: Confirming whatever Robert de Lacy gave 
them in the time of William II and what Hugh has given since (details specified). This with 
the assent of Abp. Thurstan. 

Signa: King Henry; Richard de Brus; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Chester; 
Geoffrey the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton; Robert d' Oilli; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; 
Robert de Sigillo; Hugh Bigod, Dapifer; Baldwin fitz Gilbert; William de Munfichet; Earl 
David; Helyas Abbot [of Holy Trinity Rouen] {de Monte); Hugh de Breteuil (Brietel); 
Richard Bp. of Hereford. [1123-4.] 

[Cart, of St. John of Pontefract (at Woolley Park), No. iii, fo. 1.6 (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 158, 
fo. 28 (transcript). Holmes, Cart, of St. John of Pontefract, i. 21 ; Monast. v. 121 (iii); Farrer, E.Y.C., 
No. I486.] Farrer, Itin. 495. 

Henry went abroad at Pentecost 1 123 and remained in Normandy all 1 124. Earl David became King of 
Scotland on 23 Apr. 1 124 (see Farrer, Itin. 431, n. 4). Kirkby is the ancient name of Pontefract. The 
charter is suspect in form, but may have been expanded from a shorter document (see Farrer's note 
in E.Y.C.). Richard de Brus attests the Merton charter (No. 1365), but the position of his name sug- 
gests that Richard Bp. of Bayeux( 1107-33) may be the person meant. It seems, however, more probable 
that the name has accidentally changed places with that of Richard Bp. of Hereford. 

1401. [1123] 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he has confirmed (for his own salvation 
and that of Queen Matilda and his son William, &c.) to God and St. Mary and St. John of 
Pontefract, and the monks there serving God, the vill of Dodworth, as Robert de Lacy gave 
it in the King's presence in pure and perpetual alms; also the church of Silkstone, and six 
bovates in the said vill, as given by Swain son of Ailric; also the chapel of Cawthorn, with 
two-thirds of the tithe of the demesne, and two bovates in the said vill. To be held with 
sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and all other customs. The monks and their 
tenants are to be exempted from the suit of shire and trithing and wapentake, and from 
scutage and geld and every kind of toll, and from every secular service and work and 
custom. The boundaries of Dodworth are described. 

Witnesses: The Abp. of York; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. of Chester; Richard 
Bp. of Hereford; Richard de Brus; Geoffrey the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton; Robert 
d' Oilli ; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; Hugh Bigod; William de Munfichet; Hugh de Breteuil; 
Robert de Sigillo. 

[Cart, of St. John of Pontefract (at Woolley Park), No. 72 (copy). Holmes, Cart, of St. John of Pontefract, 
i. 104.] Farrer, Ilin. 496. 

Mr. Holmes dates this 1122; but this is inconsistent with the appearance of Geoffrey the chancellor. 
It is evidently of even date with thecharter of Hugh Delaval. Farrer (£.y.C. iii. 152) regards the charter 
as spuriou.s, on the ground of the anachronism in the title 'St. John's, Pontefract" and the wording of 
the quittance of toll, &c., which is identical with that in the confirmation by Henry II. 

1402. [1120-3.] Wallingford 

Precept by Henry I to W[illiam] de Montfichet: Commanding that he allow the land of 
Langley [Marish] (Langeleia) [co. Bucks.] which Matilda the Queen, the King's wife, gave 
in alms to St. Mary of Abingdon, to be in peace as in the time of his predecessor {antecessohs 



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mi) and that he return whatever he has taken. Otherwise WilHam de Bocland is to cause 
this to be done that the King hear no further complaint for default of right and justice. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 140v''; C. IX, fo. 148 (copies). Hist. Moii. de Abingdon, ii. 77; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 91.] 

William de Bocland seems to have been Sheriff of Berks, in 1119 (Hist. Mon de Abingdon, ii. 160) and may 
very well have succeeded his father in Bucks, also. Richard of Winchester must have succeeded him 
at least as early as Michaelmas 1 124 (E.H.R. x.xxvii. 68-69). Robert Gernon seems to have been alive 
in 1118, since Nicholas, Bp. of Llandaff (cons. 1148), stated that Robert visited Abingdon in Nicholas's 
first year as a monk, 30 years before he became Bp. (Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Clone, ii. 173). The date at 
which Montfichet obtained Gernon's lands is not certain. Henry was in Normandy 1 1 16-20 and 1 123-4. 

1403. [1115-23.] Rochester 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for England and Wales: That all the men of 
St. Martin's, Battle, are to be quit of toll and customs, and if driven ashore by stress of 
weather are not to be molested. 

Witnesses: Arnulf Bp. of Rochester; William de Einesford. 

[Copies in Huntington Lib. Battle Cart. fo. 32v°; Line. Inn, Hale MS. 87, fo. 13 (omitting witnesses).] 

1404. [1119-23.] Westminster 

Precept by Henry I to Ralph Bp. of Chichester and Richer de I'Aigle and all the Kings 
sheriffs and justiciars and officials of Sussex: That the manor of St. Martin of Battle called 
Alciston [co. Sussex] be free from every custom of earthly servitude, i.e. geld, scot, bridge- 
work, castle-work, parks, hidage, pleas, shires, hundreds, murdrum, war-penny, danegeld, 
host-service (exercitu), and all customs and works and aids and essarts. The monks are to 
have their customs and laws in Alciston in pleas and justice and all other matters; and the 
hundred of the whole tenement (hundredum el[ian!] totius tenementi) of Alciston. 
Witnesses: R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; Hamo Dapifer. 
[Copies in Pat. R. 10 Hen. VI, pt. 1, mm. 22-21 ; Huntington Lib. Battle Cart., fo. 28; Line. Inn, Hale 

MS. 87, fo. 12v° (imperfect). Cal. Pat. R. 10 Hen. VI, 173.] 
Richer de TAigle was in rebellion in Normandy in 1118 (Farrer, Itin. 384). He appears to have been 
restored in September 1119 (Ord. Vit. iv. 371). His father Gilbert was apparently living in 1114 (Nos. 
1048-50) and probably died about 1118 as Richer claimed his English property in that year (Ord. Vit. 
iv. 324). 

1405. [1100-23.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to all the barons of Sussex: That he has granted Ralph Bp. of 
Chichester the right of warren at Aldingbourn and Amberley and Houghton. No one is to 
hunt there without the bp.'s licence under penalty of £10. 
Witness: William de Tancarville. 

[Chart R. 12 Ed. Ill, No. 40 (enrolment of Inspeximus); Chichester Cath. Lib. A, fo. 25r°; B, ff. 24r°, 
33v°; E, fo. 157v"; D-C, p. 1 168, No. 29; Monast. viii. 1 168, xxix (incorrectly); Chich. Chart., No. 105 
(calendared).] 

1406. [c. 1113-23.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to [Stephen] Count of Mortain and all his officials: That the Prior 
and monks of St. Peter's of Eye hold their lands and churches and all their property, espe- 
cially at Fressingfeld, as they held it on the days when William I and Robert Malet were 
ahve and dead ; and that they be not impleaded on account of it. This the King commands 
by another writ. 

Witness: William Maltravers. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 8177, fos. 114 and 133 (transcript).] 

Stephen would be styled Count of Boulogne after 1125. He obtained the honour of Eye about 1113. 
Henry was abroad in 1124-5. The earliest attestation by William Maltravers is in 1121 (No. 1285). 

1407. [1115-23] 

Notification by Henry I to T[heowulf] Bp. of Worcester and Walter of Gloucester and all 
the barons, French and English, of Gloucestershire: That he has granted to the monks of 
Gloucester the land of Ridge (Rugge) [in Standish], which Thomas de Sancto Johanne gave 
them. 

[P.R.O. Gloucester Cartulary [C. 150], fo. 1417. Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. ii. 97.] 

The chronicle (Monast. i. 550) places Thomas's gift in 1 1 12. 



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1408. [1114-23.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Robert fitz Walter and all the barons and lieges of Norfolk: 
That Richer Abbot of St. Benet's Holme have his warren in his land and in that of 
Swanton Abbot (Swaneton) [co. Norf.] and Bastwick Wood. 

Witness: Payn fitz John. 

[Cotton MS. Galba E. II, fo. 306 (copy). Monast. iii. 86 (No. vii); West, St. Benet of Holme, i. No. 5.] 

Abbot Richer died in 1125 {Flares Historiarum, ii. 52). Henry was abroad 1124-5. Robert fitz Walter 
seems to have become sheriff about 1114-16 {E.H.R. x.\.\vii. 166 n. 8). 

1409. [c. 1113-23.] Waltham 

Precept by Henry I to Hugh of Leicester: That the monks of [St. Andrew of] Northampton 
are to hold their land at Stuchbury [co. Northampton], which has been usurped against 
them, so that the King may hear no further complaints. The King wills that Earl David 
and his monks are to hold their lands as freely as the earl's predecessor held them. 

Witness: Roger Bp. of Salisbury.^ 

[Copies in B.M. Royal MS. 11 B. ix, fo. 19^; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XVII, fo. 17v°.] Farrer, Ilin. 311. 

David received the earldom of Northampton about 1113; he became King of Scotland in 1 124. 
' /"((.yMfr/pf: 'Et sicut homines de hundredojudicabunt. Teste eodem.' 

1410. [1116-23.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to the Abbot of Peterborough : That the Abbot of Ramsey have stone 
[from Barnack] for the building of his church as Alwin, his predecessor, had it. If the Abbot 
of Peterborough does not do this Hugh of Leicester is to do so. 
Witness: Ralph Basset. 
[Copies in P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163] I. 28 (Ramsey Cart.), fo. 145; Chart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 6; 

Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Chron. 229; Ramsey Cart. ii. 102-3.] Farrer, Itin. 536. 
The abbot who built the new church at Ramsey was Reginald (Ramsey Chron. 347). He began the church 
in 1116 and finished it in 1123 (ibid. 341). 

1411*. [1109-11 or 1115-23.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c. : That he has confirmed to St. Benedict of 
Ramsey and Abbot Aldwin and the monks, their liberties of soc and sac, toll and team, and 
infangthief and hamsocne and grithbreach, and foresteal and bloodwite and murdrum, 
wreck, and all pleas of the Crown at Brancaster and Ringstead and in Clackclose hundred 
and a half, with 64 socmen within 'Bichamdic', and in the market of Downham {Dunham) 
which pertains to 'W\mhoi%hdLm{Wmebodesham), as the charters of the King's predecessors 
testify. The abbot and his church are to have soc in all causes over all men who are in the 
aforesaid hundred, no matter whose men they are. None of the King's justices or sheriffs 
or oflScials is to interfere with the exercise of the aforesaid liberties. 

Witnesses: R[oger] Bp. of Salisbury; W[iniam] Bp. of Exeter; R[einhelm or Richard] Bp. 
of Hereford; H[ervey] Bp. of Ely; R[obert] Bp. of Lincoln; B[ernard] Bp. of St. David's; 
R[anulf] the chancellor; W[illiam] de Tancarville; R[alph] Basset; M[ilo] of Gloucester; R. 
de OiUi; G[eoffrey] de Clinton; Urso de Abetot; R. Bigod; N[igel] de Albini; W[illiam] of 
Houghton, the chamberlain. 

[B.M. Add. Chart. 33640 (pretended original— imperfect) ; copies in P.R.O. Ramsey Cart., If. 56 and 
141v°; Chart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 29; Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333. Ramsey Cart. i. 241; Ramsey Chron. 222.] 

Bernard Bp. of St. David's could not witness a charter to Abbot Aldwin. Compare No. 999 from which 
this may have been adapted. 

1412. [1107-23] 

Notification by Henry I to R[obert] Bp. [of Chester] and N[icholas] Sheriff" of Staff"ord- 
shire: That St. Remi (and his monk Pule) is to hold his lands with every custom which his 
predecessors had; and that he has confirmed to the saint one hide at Marston {Merstona) 
[in Church Eaton], to be held as well as the saint held it in the time of King Edward and of 
King William II. 'Quod si negligas et clamorem inde audiam x libras michi persolvas.' 

Witnesses: R[anulf] Bp. of Durham; R[alph] Bp. of Chichester; H[ugh of Leicester ?], 
Sheriff" of War[wick]. 

[Pat. R. 6 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, m. 8 (enrolment of inspeximus); Monast. vii. 1043 (iv), 1099.] 
Nicholas may have been sheriff as late as 1 123, see E.H.R. xx.xvii. 76. The Bp. of Chester may be either 
Robert de Limesi (1086-1117) or Robert Peche (1121-27). 



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1413. [1110-23] 

Notitia of precept by Henry I : That Robert Abbot of Tewkesbury and his monks are to 
have what they need from the forest of Malvern, as in the time of Robert fitz Hamon, pro- 
vided that they commit no waste. 

[Tewkesbury Cart. Cotton MS. Cleopatra A. VII, fo. 72v° (copy).] 

Abbot Robert died 8 Dec. 1123 (John of Worcester, p. 18). 

1414. [1110-23.] Westminsteri 

Precept by Henry I to G[ilbert] Sheriff of Huntingdonshire and his ministers: That the 
men of the Abbot of Thorney are to be quit of working to enclose the king's court at 
Huntingdon and Brampton if they would not have done so in the reigns of Edward, 
William I, and William II. 
Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (xiii) (copy); MS. Harl. 258, fo. \'i9\°. Bodl. Dugdale MS. 12, fo. 77 
(transcripts).] 

' Harl. MS. 'Brampton'. 

1415. [1121-3.] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to T[heulf] Bp. of Worcester and R[obert] Bp. of Chester, and Earl 
Roger [of Warwick] and Geoffrey de Clinton and all the barons of Warwickshire: That the 
church of All Saints, Warwick, is to have all its customs and the ordeals of fire and water, 
and its schools, as in the time of King Edward, William I and William II. 
Witness: The Bp. of Lincoln. 

[P.R.O. E.xch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163] 22, fo. xi (Cart, of Warwick Coll.) (copy); Bodl. Dugdale MS. 12, 
fo. 77; Shire Hall, Warwick 'Black Book of Woodcote' (transcripts); Monast. viii. 1327 (vii).] Farrer, 
Hill. 492. 
Roger de Beaumont ('of Newburgh") succeeded his father in 1119 (Annals of Margam). Theulf Bp. of 
Worcester died in Oct. 1123. The see of Chester was vacant from 1117 to 1121, and that of Lincoln 
10 Jan.-25 Mar. 1123. 

1416. [1123?] Waltham 

Precept by Henry I to Gilbert Sheriff [of Surrey] : That Abbot Herbert of Westminster 
is to be seised of Battersea as honourably as Ranulf the chancellor ever was ; and in particular 
of the land which Gilbert has unjustly delivered to Lag' son of Hedric. 

Witness: Geoffrey the chancellor. [1123-6.] 

[Westminster Abbey 'Domesday', fo. 168 (161) (copy).] 

Gilbert had ceased to be Sheriff of Surrey by 1 126 (E.H.R. x.xxvii. 70). Henry was in Normandy from June 

1 123 to Aug. 1 126 and the earlier year is more probable. 

1417. [1123, Oct.?] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Salisbury, and generally for England and Kent: 
That he grants to William Abp. of Canterbury that he may take seisin in his demesne of all 
the lands pertaining to the archbishopric (whoever holds them), as Anselm had them, unless 
he elects not to do so. The same is to hold good for the land then in villeinage. 

Witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert de Sigillo. 

[Lambeth MS. 1212, fos. 23 and 188 (copy).] 

1418. [1123.] Perriers-sur-Andelle 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally for England: That he has given the Abbot 
and monks of Mont-Saint-Michel £12 of land in Budleigh [co. Devon] in exchange for the 
churches of Wargrave and Cholsey (Cheals) [co. Berks.]. And has given these two churches 
in alms to the Abbot and monks of Reading with all the appurtenances. 

Witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux; Geoffrey the chancellor; William Earl Warenne; William 
de Tancarville; William de Albini (Egerton MS.); Geoffrey de Clinton; William de Pont de 
I'Arche (M. St. M.); Thomas de Sancto Johanne; Drew de Moncei (Egerton MS.). 

[Copies in Egerton MS. 3031 (Reading Cart.), fo. I4v"; Harl. MS. 1708, fo. Mb (incomplete); Cart. 
Mont-St.-Michel in Public Library at Avranches, No. 210. Round, C.D.F. 259 (abstract).] Farrer, 
Iiiii. 502. 
In Harl. MS. 1708, fo. 198, is a charter of Roger Abbot of Mont-Saint-Michel (resigned 1 123) addressed 
to Roger Bp. of Salisbury provisor Anglie granting Cholsey and Wargrave to Reading in exchange for 
Budleigh. 



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1419. [1124?] Argentan 

Precept by Henry I to all his officials and sheriffs of England and the sea-ports : That the 
food and raiment and all the property of the monks of Bee which their men can certify to be 
for their own use shall be free of toll and passage-money and lestage; no man is to violate 
this privilege, on pain of £10 forfeiture. 

Witness: Robert de Sigillo. [1123-35.] 

[Chart. R. 6 Ed. Ill, No. 44 (enrolment of //(.spt'.v(/m«); Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 9221, No. 106 (transcript). 
Cal. Chart. R. iv. 261; Poree, Hist, du Bee, i. 377 (imperfect).] 

1420. [1124?] Argentan 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c. : That he has granted Hervey Bp. of Ely and 
his successors that no men of his demesne sue or go to shire or hundred; but the bp. shall 
have all forfeitures of his men as he (sic) had at King Edward's death. 

Witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert de Sigillo; WilHam de Tancarville; William de 
Albini; Geoffrey de Clinton; [Payn] fitz John.^ [1123-9.] 

[Cotton MS. Titus A. I, fo. 336 (copy). J. Bentham, Hist. Ely, App. 18* (No. xiv).] Farrer, Itin. 581. 

Bentham's text collated with Cotton Titus A. 1. 

' MS. John fitz John. 

1421. [1124?] Argentan 

Notification by Henry I to abps., bps., &c. : That the King has quit-claimed to the church 
of Ely and Hervey the bp. and his successors 40.5'. demanded as ward-penny from his lands 
and men. 

Witnesses: John Bp. of Lisieux; Robert de Sigillo; William de Tancarville; William de 
Albini; Geoffrey de Clinton; Payn fitz John.i [1 123-9.] 

[Ely Muniments No. 4 (original); copies in Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. 2; Tib. A. VI, fo. 109. J. Bentham, 

Hist. Ely, App. 19* (No. xx).] Farrer, Itin. 581 n. 
Robert de Sigillo probably succeeded Richard in 1121. Hervey died in 1131. 

' Cotton MS. Titus A. I John fitz John. 

1422. [1124?] Argentan 

Record of the submission of Thomas de Sancto Johanne and his brothers John and Roger 
to Roger Abbot of Mont-Saint-Michel and his monks (who had nourished and brought them 
up) and of the terms by which they made satisfaction for the waste of certain woods, named, 
in the building of the castle of Saint-Jean-le-Thomas, and for encroachments on the feudal 
rights of the abbey in the honours of Saint-Pair and Genest; of the renewal of the agreement 
in the presence of Henry 1 at Argentan, after the return of Thomas from captivity at Gorron ; 
and of its subsequent confirmation at Mont-Saint-Michel before Turgis Bishop of Avranches, 
Abbot Richard, and others named. 

Signa (of the witnesses at Argentan): Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; John Bp. of Lisieux; 
Richard Bp. of Bayeux ; Robert de Haia, Dapifer; William de Tancarville ; WiUiam de Albini, 
pinceina; William [de Albini] Biito, and others. [1123-8.] 

[B.M. Add. Chart. 66980 (Original), in private collection (c. 1836); sold by Sotheby 21-22 Oct. 1920, to 
Lindsey. and thence to B.M. 14 Feb. 1927: copy in Cartulary of Mont-Saint-Michel, Avranches, Bibl. 
Publ. MS. 210, fo. 36; transcript (from Cartulary) P.R.O. Record Commission Transcripts, Ser. II 
(Trans. 8), 140 B, p. 250. Round, C.D.F. 262 (No. 724) (calendared).] Farrer, ///;;. 504. 

'Hoc aulem factum est anno M°, c°. xxi°, indictione secunda, concurrente vi. regnante piissimo rege 
Henrico I.' 

None of these dates fits. The indiction requires 24 Sept. 1 123 to 23 Sept. 1 124 (or 1 117-18); the concurrent 
24 Mar. 1122-23 Mar. 1123. Thomas may have been captured during the disturbances in Normandy 
in 1 123. In any case the renewal of the agreement is probably very soon after the accession of Abbot 
Richard in 1123. It is not clear to which of the three transactions the dating-clause applies, but it is 
assumed that that at Argentan is intended. The Signa are partly in the margin, partly interlined above 
the names of the witnesses. 

1423. [1123-4] 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Salisbury and Earl David: If the sheriffs of Berks, and 
the reeves of Cholsey {Chels') have given any of the inland of Cholsey and put it out of the 



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demesne, to cause it to return to the demesne of the Abbot and monks of Reading by the 
oath of lawful men of the hundred. 

[Reading Cart., Had. MS. 1708, fo. 17v° (copy).] 

Hugh the first abbot was appointed 15 Apr. 1 123 (Flores Hist. ii. 49). 

1424. [1125, Jan.-Mar.] [Normandy] 

Notification by Henry I to the abps., bps., abbots, earls, sheriffs, and all his men {omnibus 
suis) of England: Granting to Seffrid Polek[in], the bishopric of Chichester with the lands 
and all things belonging to the bishopric. Commanding also that he hold the same peace- 
ably and honourably and quietly within borough and without, in wood and plain, in water 
and without, and in all places, with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and with 
all the customs with which Stigand or any other of his predecessors best held at any time. 

Witnesses: William Abp. of Canterbury; G[eofTrey] Abp. of Rouen^; William Bp. of 
Winchester. 

[Chichester Cath. Liber B, fo. 24; D-C, p. 1168, No. 27. Monast. viii. 1 168 (xxvii) [from D-Cj.) 
Seffrid was nominated in 1125 (John of Worcester, Chroii., p. 18) and consecrated on 12 Apr. 
' Bathon MSS. Mr. Peckham (Chart, of the High Church of Chichester, p. 26) suggests that B's Bathon' 
(followed by D-C) is a mistake for Rothom'. 

1425. [1125, Jan.-Mar.?] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally: That he has granted to Abbot Osbert the 
abbey of St. Peter of Winchester, with the lands and other things thereto pertaining. To be 
held with soc and sac, toll and team and infangthief, and flymenafermth and hamsocne and 
and grithbryce and forsteal and all other customs belonging to the abbacy. 

Witnesses: William Abp. of Canterbury; Thurstan Abp. of York; William Bp. of Win- 
chester; William Bp. of Exeter; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Seffrid Bp. of Chichester; 
Warner Abbot of Battle; William Earl Warenne; Brian fitz Count; William fitz Odo. 

Copies in Cotton MS. Dom. xiv, fo. 30 ; MS. Harl. 1761, fo. 26^. Monast. ii. 445 (xiii).] Farrer, Itin. 

521. 
Osbert succeeded in 1 124. This is probably of about the same date as the preceding. Warner was elected 

Abbot of Battle early in Mar. 1125. 

1426. [1125 Oct.?] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I, generally addressed: That he has given to Ralph Mauduit the 
abbey of Athelney with all its possessions. 

Witnesses: John of Crema, cardinal and legate in England; William Abp. of Canterbury; 
Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; Seffrid Bp. of Chichester; Anselm Abbot of St. Edmunds; 
William (sic for Geoffrey) Abbot of St. Albans; Robert Earl of Gloucester; William Earl 
of Warenne; William de Tancarville, chamberlain; Gilbert {sic for Geoffrey) de Clinton; 
Hugh de Gournay. 

[Cheltenham, Phillipps MS. 4810 (?) (transcript, now missing). Bates, Chartulary of Athelney (Somerset 

Rec. Soc. No. 14), 133 (translation).] Farrer, ////;. 511. 
John of Crema landed in England before Easter (29 Mar.) 1125. 

1427. [1125 Oct.?] [Rouen?] 

Charter by Henry I to Reading Abbey: Announcing that he has built and endowed the 
abbey of Reading for the salvation of his soul and those of his father and brother and his son 
William, and Matilda his mother, and Matilda his wife, and confirming its possessions and 
liberties (specified). The abbot and his monks are to have the privilege of a hundred-court 
and of all pleas in respect of their own tenants and their possessions or of strangers trans- 
gressing therein or taken transgressing. 

Signa: Henry King of the English and Duke of the Normans; Adeleidis the Queen; John 
Cardinal-priest, and papal legate; William Abp. of Canterbury; Thurstan Abp. of York; 
Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; William Bp. of Winchester; WilUam Bp. of Exeter; Bernard Bp. 



HENRY I 193 

of St. David's; Seffrid (Cotton MS. Gyefred) Bp. of Chichester; Symon Bp. of Worcester; 

John Bp. of Lisieux; Audoin {Odo) Bp. of Evreux; Turgis Bp. of Avranches; Anselm Abbot 

of Bury St. Edmunds; Warner Abbot of Battle; Boso Abbot of Bee; Gilbert Abbot of 

Sees; Richard Abbot of Mont St. Michel; Robert E. of Gloucester; William E. of Surrey; 

Roger E. of Warwick; Stephen Count of Aumale; WilHam de Tancarville, chamberlain; 

Brian fitz Count of WaUingford; Humphrey de Bohun; Robert de la Haie; WiUiam fitz 

Odo; Hugh Bigod. 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Vesp. E. V, fo. 17; P.R.O. Cartae Antiq. [C. 52], 22 [X], No. 9; Cotton MS. 
Domit. A. Ill, fo. 4v°; Had. MS. 1708, fo. 16 (omitting witnesses); Egerton MS. 3031, fo. 13. Hurry, 
Reading Abbey, 151 (translation); Momst. iv. 40 (ii).] Farrer, Itin. 512. 
'Actum anno verbi incarnati 1125, papa Romano Honorio (Cotton MS. Henrico) ii°, Romanorum im- 

peratore Augusto Henrico iiii°' (sic). 
The occurrence of 'utfangthef ' among the liberties makes it certain that the text has been tampered with, 
but the list of witnesses is credible, and there seems no reason to doubt that a charter of this nature was 
granted. John of Crema was twice in Normandy (Farrer, Itin. s.a. 1 125), in Lent on his way to England, 
and in October on his way to Rome accompanied by the two archbishops. His commission as legate 
had expired on the death of Calixtus II (Dec. 1 124) and was not revived till 12 April. This, and the 
incongruity of styling Simon Bishop of Worcester before his formal election make October the most 
probable date for this charter and the others similarly witnessed. 

1428. [1125, Oct.?] 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally : That he has permitted Geoffrey de Clinton, 
his treasurer and chamberlain, to found the church of St. Mary in the land of Kenilworth 
which he gave Geoffrey in fee and inheritance; and confirms to the canons all the lands 
churches, &c., which they have acquired or may hereafter acquire; viz. the land of Kenil- 
worth given by Geoffrey to Bernard the prior; the manor of Salford Priors [co. Warwick]; 
the land of Idlicote [co. Warwick] and two meadows in Tysoe [co. Warwick]; the manor of 
Newnham Regis [co. Warwick] and half a hide in Lillington [co. Warwick]. Moreover, the 
King grants from his own demesne the church of Wootton Leek [co. Warwick] with one 
hide in Wootton and two in Lillington; and the churches of Kington [co. Warwick], Stone- 
leigh [co. Warwick], Bidford [co. Warwick], also the churches of Brailes [co. Warwick] and 
Wellesbourne [co. Warwick], given by Roger Earl of Warwick; the church of Kington from 
the fee of Ralph Pincerna of Leicester; and the church of Barton (Segrave) [co. Northants.] 
given by William de Furneaux. 

These things to be held quit of every secular service ; namely, of all mihtary service within 
and without England, and all aids and secular exactions. No lord or sheriff or royal official 
may demand anything in the aforesaid possessions except the King's common gelds which 
run through the whole shire. The lands are to have the privileges of sac and soc, toll and 
team and infangthief. 

Signa: King Henry ; Queen AdeHza; William Abp. of Canterbury; Turstin Abp. of York; 
Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; William Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Bp. 
of Chester; Richard Bp. of Hereford; Hervey Bp. of Ely; Audin Bp. of fivreux; John Bp. 
of Lisieux; John Bp. of Sees; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Robert Earl of Gloucester; Roger 
Earl of Warwick; Ranulf Earl of Chester; William Earl Warenne; Robert Earl of Leicester; 
William de Tancarville, the chamberlain; Geoffrey de Chnton; Robert de Warwick; 
Nicholas de Stafort; Hugh fitz Richard. [1124-6.] 

[Chart. R. 8 Ed. II, m. 3, No. 4 (copy); Harl. MS. 3650, fo. 72 (incomplete); Bodl. Dugd. MS. 12, 
fo. 303 (transcript). Cal. Chart. R. iii. 275; Monast. vi. 223 (incomplete) from Harl. MS.] Farrer, 
Itin. 513. 

This charter, if genuine, is probably of about the same date as that to Reading. Roger Bp. of Salisbury 
was probably regent in England during Henry's absence and neither he, nor thebps. of Hereford and Ely, 
nor the three last witnesses, seem very likely to have been in Normandy. 

1429. [1125, Oct.?] £vreux 

Precept by Henry I to the Abp. of York and the justices, sheriffs, barons, &c., of York- 
shire and all England: That the church of Bridlington {Brellyntond) and the canons regular 
there serving God are to have toll and team, sac and soc and infangthief and exemption 

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from tolls and all customs on their goods through all the King's lands and all liberties and 
customs which other churches of the religious have in Yorkshire. 
Witness: Audin Bp. of £vreux. [1113-35.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Assize R. Yorks. 21 Ed. I [K.B. 138/1 10], m. 9; Chart. R. 5 Ed. II, m. 7, No. 19; B.M. 
Add. MS. 40008, fos. 1 and 159; Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 9, fo. 140; 158, fo. 170v° (transcripts from Brid- 
lington Cart.). Cal. Chan. R. iii. 187; Farrer, E.Y.C., 1143.] 
The Chart. R. and Dodsworth MS. both have 'Ebor' for ^Ebroic'. 

1430. [1125, Oct.?] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Everard^ Bp. of Norwich and R[obert] fitz Walter and the 
barons and lieges of Suffolk: That the Abbot of St. Edmunds is to have in the vill of St. 
Edmund his mint and his moneyer and his right of changing money {monetam et monetarium 
et cambium), as heretofore, after justice has been done upon his moneyer, as it has been 
done upon the other moneyers of England. 

Witnesses: [John] Bp. of Lisieux; [Bernard] Bp. of St. David's; Robert de Sigillo. 
[Copies in B.M. Add. MS. 14847 ('Album Registrum S. Edmundi"), fo. 33v°; C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 97v°; 
Ff. ii. 33, fo. 24v°; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 105v°. E.H.R. xxiv. 427; Douglas, Feudal Docs., No. 51.] Farrer, 
////(. 573. 
The date at which justice was done on the moneyers is given by John of Worcester and the Peterborough 
Chron. 

1 Add. MS. 14847 'Her'. 

1431. [1125, Oct.?] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of York and the Bp. of Durham and the sheriff, 
&c., of Northumberland: That he has granted to St. IVIary of Carlisle and the canons of that 
place the churches of Newcastle on Tyne and Newburn; and those churches which Richard 
de Orivall holds from him, after Richard's death. Richard and the clerks who serve those 
churches are to acknowledge the canons as their lords, and do to the canons the service which 
they used to do to the King; and when they die, the churches are to pass into the hands of 
the canons; in such wise that the clerks who serve them are to have a maintenance, and 
the canons are to have the rest. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Robert de Sigillo. 
[1123-8.] 

[Chart. R. 18 Ed. I, No. 54; 6 Ed. Ill, No. 30. Nicholson and Burn, Hist, of Westmoreland and Cumber- 
land, ii. 540; Monast. vi. 144; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 458.] 

From 1128 to 1133 the see of Durham was vacant. William Bp. of Winchester died 25 Jan. 1129. For 
the grant to Richard see No. 572. All three witnesses were in Normandy in 1125. 

1432. [1125, Oct.?] fivreux 

Precept by Henry I to Eustace fitz John : To cause the Prior and Canons of St. Oswald [of 
Nostell] to hold the church of Knaresborough which the King gave them in alms, with all 
the customs thereto pertaining, after causing them to be ascertained by jury of inquest {sicut 
fuerint recognite). 

Witness: The Bp. of fivreux. [c. 1120-35.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX (Nostell Cart.) fo. 8 (olim 13) (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 501.] 

1433. [1125, Oct.?] £vreux 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Bayeux and all of the Bessin: Confirming the gift 
to Holy Trinity, Savigny, by Robert de Totes with the consent of Richard Bp. of Bayeux 
of land in Escures [Calvados]. 

Witnesses: Turstin Abp. of York; his brother Audoin Bp. of fivreux; John of Bayeux. 

Seal of brown wax attached by tongue. 

[Original in Archives of the Manche. Copy ibid, in cartulary of Savigny, fo. 51, No. 197. Haskins, 

Norm. Inst., p. 296.] Farrer, Ilin. 518. 
The grant by Robert is dated 1 124. 

1434. 1125 

Notitia of a charter (diploma) confirming the liberty of the town and parish of Bee, in 
order to repress the insolence of the people of Bee towards their lords, the abbot and monks. 
No man of the parish is to enter the town armed, unless on a journey to a distance, on pain 



HENRY I 195 

of ISs. amercement. The parishioners are to be quit of work on castles, bridges, ditches or 
cuttings {trancheiarum). The monks are to have the same liberties as the King in buying or 
selling, and civil and criminal jurisdiction {in judicandis omnibus factis et criminibus) within 
the parish, except for rape which is more decently tried by laymen. 

[Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. lat. 12884, fo. 172v°; 13905, fo. 9^ (copy). Poree, Hist, de I'Abbaye du Bee, i. 
657.] 

This may possibly be a misdated version of the charters of 1 134 (Nos. 1900-1). 

1435. [1121-5] 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Winchester, Gilbert the sheriff, and others of 
Surrey : Of a grant to Chertsey Abbey and Abbot Hugh, of the manor of Ham. 

Witnesses: Ranulf Bp. of Durham; Everard Bp. of Norwich; Maurice of Windsor. 

[Cotton MS. Vitell. A. XIII, fo. 55 (copy). Monast. i. 432 (xv).] Farrer, Itin. 460. 

Gilbert died 26 July 1125 (Round, Commune of London, 121, Farrer, Itin., s.a. 1125). 

1436*. [1123-5] 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally : That he has confirmed, in free and perpetual 
alms, to the monks of St. Peter of Eye, whatever reasonable gifts have been made to them. 
Namely, the church of St. Peter outside the vill, and another church within the vill with the 
appurtenances; the tithes of the demesne of Eye Castle, twelve shillings from the market, a 
fair of four days at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula; the vills of Stoke [Ash] Thornham 
Magna (Pilecock), Fressingfield, Bedfield (Bedefeud) ; the land of Osbert de Conteville in 
Occold (Acolt); the land which Benedict the chaplain held from Robert Malet, with the 
tithes and churches; the tithes of the manors of Eye (enumerated); those of Dunwich, 
Laxfield, Barrowby (Bergebi), Welbourne, Sedgbrook (Seckebroc), Colne [Wakes] (Colung), 
[South] Cove (CflMfl); the churches of Bawsey (Beuseya), Barrowby, Sedgbrook, Welbourne, 
with the appurtenances; the churches of St. Leonard, and St. John of Dunwich, with all 
churches built or to be built in the said vill, and all the land which they hold in lay fee in 
the vill; the churches of St. Margaret of 'Haleghstowe',i Melhs, Thornham, Yaxley; the 
pannage of the woods of Eye, both in money and in swine; the fisheries of 'Welles'; 
and various tithes, &c. (enumerated); and all other tenements reasonably given by Robert 
Malet and other persons. 

Witnesses: WiUiam Abp. of Canterbury; Herbert Bp. of Norwich; Stephen Count of 
Mortain. 

[Chart. R. 20 Ric. II, No. 4 (Inspeximus); B.M. Add. MS. 8177, fo. Ill (transcript). Cal. of Chart. R. 
V. 362.] 

Stephen would be Count of Boulogne after 1125, but the charter can only be genuine if 'Herbert' Bp. of 
Norwich is a mistake for 'Everard' which is improbable. The form of the address is also somewhat 
suspicious at this early date. 

^ In the Domesday Hundred of Wilford. It is probably another name for Shottisham which was held by 
Walter the arblaster, who gave St. Margaret's to Eye. Shottisham is also the only church in the hundred 
now dedicated to St. Margaret. The Domesday 'Halgestou' held by Robert Malet's mother is presumably 
another estate in the same vill. 

1437. [1107-25.] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to Gilbert the sheriff [of Cambridgeshire] : That the Abbot of Ramsey 
should have the shore of Reach (Rethere) [in Burwell, co. Camb.]. 
Witness: Nigel d'Aubigny. 
[Copies in P.R.O. Ramsey Cart., fo. 145; Chart. R. 8 Ed. Ill, No. 6; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, fo. 13; 

Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Carl. ii. 102 (from Inspeximus of 1334); Ramsey Chron. 281.] 
The inferior limit is given by Gilbert the sheriff. 

1438. [1107-25.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Gilbert the sheriff" and all his barons and lieges of Huntingdon- 
shire: That Gilbert son of Wido, has conceded to Ramsey Abbey in the King's presence 
and with his consent all the land which belonged to his father except [Long] Stow (Estou) 
[co. Hunts.] and Bluntisham [co. Hunts.]. 

Witness: Robert Testard. 

[P.R.O. Exch. K. R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163] i. 28, fo. Ivii; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). Ramsey Chron. 
229; Ramsey Cart. i. 246.] 



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1438a. [1106-25.] Waltham 

Precept by Henry I to Gilbert the Sheriff of Huntingdonshire and his oflScials : If the 
Abbot of Ramsey can show that none of his predecessors ever worked as owing service 
{ad hominiam (sic)) to Brampton, and that he should not, he is to be quit. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. 

[Bodl. Rawl. MS. 333 (copy). Ramsey Chron. 278.] 

1438b. [1107-25.] Windsor 

Notification by Henry I to Gilbert the sheriff and all of Huntingdonshire: That Gilbert 
son of Guy {Widonis), in his presence and by his leave, has quit-claimed to the abbot and 
monks of Ramsey Ringstead and Holme [next the Sea, Norf.] and all other lands which his 
father held except Stowe and Bluntisham [Hunts.]. 

Witness: R[obert] Testard. 

[P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163] i. 28, fo. Ivii. Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333 (copies). Ramsey Cart. 246; 

Ramsey Chron. 279.] 
This is clearly another version of No. 1438 which reads Estou (misread Eston) for Stowe. Gilbert was the 

son of Guy of Eu, the dapifer. (This correction applies to Vol. I, No. 321.) 

1439. 1126. Ste. Vaubourg [near Rouen] 

Notitia of a suit between the monks of Marmoutier and John Bp. of Sees respecting two 
churches in the territory of Belleme, settled by the mediation of King Henry I, who com- 
manded that the bp. should desist from his claim, so long as the monks made proper pro- 
vision for the serving of the two churches in question. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; Audoin (Eudo) Bp. of fivreux; Bernard Bp. [of St. 
David's]; Geoffrey the chancellor; Waleran the archdeacon; Robert de Sigillo; Robert de 
la Haie; Grimbald the physician; Robert de Dangu; Robert de Chandos; Roger his brother; 
Hugh de Breteuil (Braitello), Abbot Odo; Prior Geoffrey; William Prior of Belleme; WilUam 
Prior of Perrieres and 17 other persons connected with the monastery. 

[Arch. d'AIengon, Arch. D6p. Orne, H. 2159 (probably a copy); Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. lat. 5441 (11), 
fo. 306 (transcript). D'Anisy, Grands Roles, 1 97 ; Round, C.D.F. 430 (No. 1 1 9 1 ) (calendared).] Farrer, 
Ilin. 519. 

'Actum in praesentia regis apud Sanctam Gauburgem prope Rothomagum et ab ipso Sagiense domno 
Johanne concessum.* 

1440. [1126?] Ste. Vaubourg 

Precept by Henry I to the vicomtes and ministers of Lillebonne and Conteville: To let 
the monk of St. Martin enjoy the alms given him by William I, viz. £4 in the vicomte of 
Lillebonne. His boat (navicula) is to have free passage on the Risle and its port at 'Risleclif 
[near Conteville], as under William L 

Witnesses; Robert de Sigillo; William [de Tancarville] the chamberlain; G[eoffrey] fitz 
Payn. [1120-9.] 

[Rouen, Public Library, Y. 52 (cartulary of St. George de Boscherville), fo. 61 v° (copy). Round, C.D.F. 
67 (No. 198).] 

1441. 1126 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he confirms the gifts made to the church 
of Holy Trinity and St. Mary, Lessay, by the founders , by Robert de la Haie, Roger 
de Albini, &c. 

Signa: King Henry; Robert Earl of Gloucester; John Bp. of Sees; Audin Bp. of £vreux; 
Jordan de Sai; Hamo de Falaise; Hugh d'Orval; William fitz Odo. 

[Archives of La Manche, H. 4607 (original). Round, C.D.F. 330 (No. 923).] Farrer, Itin. 522. 
'Anno ab incamatione Domini mcxxvi peracta feliciter.' 

1442. [1126?] 

Confirmation by Henry I to the Holy Trinity of Lessay: Of a grant made by Rainald 
d'Orival in 1115 of the church of St. Clement with its lands and tithe, and of other gifts 
of Rainald and others. 

[Signa]: King Henry; Robert Earl of Gloucester; John Bp. of Lisieux; John Bp. of Sees; 



HENRY I 197 

Audin Bp. of fivreux; William Earl Warenne; Robert de la Haie; Jordan de Sai; William 
Trusebut; Hamo de Falaise; Hugh d'Orival. 

[Archives of La Manche (original now destroyed). Round, C.D.F. 330 (No. 924).] Farrer, Itin. 522. 

Apparently of the same date as the more general charter of confirmation to Lessay. 

1443. [1126, Sept.?] Dieppe (De;;e(f') 

Precept by Henry I to the Abp. of Canterbury and the Bp. of Norwich, the barons, 
sheriffs, and justiciars of Norfolk and Suffolk: That Abbot Anselm and the monks of St. 
Edmunds are to hold their church of Beccles as well and honourably as Abbot Robert held 
it on the day when he was alive and dead, and as the church of St. Edmund held it on the 
day when the King advised Abbot Anselm not to plead respecting it against Brumman the 
priest. 

Witness: A[ubrey] de Vere. [1121-35.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Mm. iv. 19, fo. 95; Ff. ii. 33, fo. 24v°; Gg. iv. 4, fo. 165; B.M. Add. MS. 14847 ('Album 

Registrum S. Edmundi'), fo. 33. Douglas, Feudal Docs. 78.] Farrer, Itin. 523. 
Henry returned to England 11 Sept. 1126. 

1444. [1126, Sept.?] Dieppe (Deo/7e) 

Precept by Henry I to the sheriffs, justiciars, barons, and lieges of Norfolk and Suffolk : 
That St. Edmund [of Bury] is to have all his customs and Uberties in Thetford and especially 
the right of ' Fageref ' with sac and soc, toll and team and all the hberties enjoyed in the times 
of William I, WiUiam II, and the King himself. No one is to take any of these rights, except 
by leave of the King and the abbot and convent. 

Witness: A[ubrey] de Vere. [1121-35.] 

[Copies in C.U.L. Ff. ii. 33, fo. 29; B.M. Add. MS. 14847 ('Album Registrum S. Edmundi'), fo. 39^ 
(copy). Douglas, Feudal Docs. 79.] 

1445. [1123-6.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Chester and the Earl of Warwick and all of 
Warwickshire: That he has confirmed in alms to the Canons of Kenilworth the church of 
Stoneleigh {Stanleia) with the lands, tithes, &c., thereto pertaining. This at the request 
of Thurstan Abp. of York, who held that church from the King, and had given it to the said 
canons in alms. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert de la Haie; Geoffrey de Clinton. 

[Harl. MS. 3650, fo. 72v° (copy); Stowe MS. 795, fo. 128 (transcript from the lost original, incomplete); 
Bodl. Dugd. MS. 12, p. 304 (transcript).] Farrer, Itin. 514. 

1446. [1123-6.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to Robert Bp. of Chester and Roger Earl of Warwick and 
Geoffrey de CHnton, and all of Warwickshire: That he has restored to Miles and the other 
sons of William of Oxford those thirty solidates of land which their father, William the sheriff, 
held from the King in Kineton {Chintona), and especially the land of 'Swinlic', which the 
King had granted to them and their mother in exchange for the land they used to hold in 
Bloxham {Blochesham) [co. Oxon.]. They are to hold in fee and inheritance, free of all rent 
and service and other custom. 

Witnesses : William de Tancarville ; WilHam Peverel of Dover ; Geoffrey fitz Payn ; Edward 
of Salisbury; William Maltravers. 

[Harl. MS. 3650, fo. 73 (copy); Bodl. Dugd. MS. 12, p. 304 (transcript).] Farrer, Itin. 515. 

Robert Bp. of Chester died Aug. 11 26. Henry returned to England in September, having gone in 1 123. 

1447. [1123-6.] Rouen 

Notification by Henry I to G[eoffrey] Abp. of Rouen and all of Normandy: Confirming 
at the request of Robert Earl of Leicester and Gohier de Morville, the gift by Ralf de Witot 
to St. Mary's, Lire, of the mills and forge of La-Neuve-Lire [Eure] in alms. 

Witnesses: Audoin {Oitto) Bp. of £vreux; John Bp. of Lisieux; Ralf de Toeni; Ralf 
pincerna; Robert de Neufbourg; Ernald de Bosco. 

fTranscript from a lost cartulary (13th c.) in the Jesuit College at Paris, at Semilly: Coil. Lenoir, xxiii. 
453; Ixxii. 329. Uask'ms, Norm. Inst. 297.] Farrer, ///«. 405. 

Ralf de Toeni was dead by 1 126 (Ord. Vit. ii. 404). The charter cannot be before 1 123, because the land 



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given is part of the honour of Br6teuil, which came to Robert with his wife Amicia, daughter of Ralf 
de Gael, who was previously betrothed to Richard son of King Henry, drowned in the 'White Ship" in 
1 120 (see Complete Peerage, vii. 529-30, and Loyd, Anglo-Norman Families, 16). 

1448. [1126, Sept. 11?] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to the Abbot and convent of Reading: That he is sending and 
gives to them at the request of the Empress Maud, his daughter, the hand of St. James the 
Apostle which she has brought from Germany and given to him. They are to preserve it 
with fitting reverence. 

Witnesses: W[illiam] Abp. of Canterbury; Maud the Empress, the King's daughter; 
Simon Bp. of Worcester ; Ranulf (j'/c) the chancellor; Robert de Sigillo; Brian fitz Count; 
Roger (sic) Bigod, Dapifer; William de Crevecoeur (Creuquer). 

[Copies in Egerton MS. 3031, fo. 14; Had. MS. 1708, fo. 17 (olim 15) (without witnesses). Monast. iv. 

41 (iii).] See Farrer, Ilin. 521. 
If the charter is genuine, the chancellor must be Geoffrey and the dapifer, Hugh Bigod. 

1449. [1126?] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and all his barons, justiciars, sheriffs, &c., 
of Bedford: That he confirms to the Canons Regular of St. Mary of Huntingdon those 
two hides of Dean (Dena) which he gave to William son of Ranulf [de Meschines] on account 
of his service, and which the said William gave as alms to the said canons; to be held with 
the same liberties as when in the King's hand; that is with sac and soc, toll and team and 
infangthief. And the men living on those hides are to be quit of shires and hundreds and all 
geld and custom, and especially of the murdnmi-i\r\e and of danegeld. 

Witnesses: Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; Earl Ranulf; William son of Ranulf; Matthew his 
son; Robert de Brohi; William de Lisur'. [1123-9.] 

[Cotton MS. Faust. C. 1 (Reg. of St. Mary of Huntingdon), fo. 52 (copy). Clay, E.Y.C. vii. 51.] 
William de Lisures died about Christmas 1129 (P.R. 31 Hen. I, 82). Henry was in Normandy from June 
1 123 to Sept. 1 126, and from Aug. 1 127 to July 1 129. 

1450. [1126?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I generally addressed : That the lands of St. Oswald and his canons [at 
Nostell] are to have their customs and exemptions at York and elsewhere, with sac and soc, 
toll and team, and infangthief, they and their men, no matter where those lands are situated. 

Witness: The Bp. of fivreux. [1126 or 1130.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 8 (olim 13) (Nostell Cart.) (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C, No. 1437.] 
The Bishop of fivreux was in England in 1126 and 1130. 

1451. [1126?] Brampton 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and the sheriff, &c., of Bedfordshire: That 
Reginald Abbot of Ramsey has proved in the King's Court his claim to the wood and land 
at Crawley [co. Beds.] against Simon de Beauchamp, but has granted the latter 20 marks of 
silver and two palfreys. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; David King of Scotland; 
Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert Earl of Leicester; Adam de Port; Hugh Bigod; William 
de Albini, butler (pincerna) ; Geoffrey de Clinton ; William de Albini, Brito ; William Peverel ; 
Walter Espec; Robert de Brus; William de Pont de I'Arche; Hervey the monk; Henry fitz 
William; Berenger fitz Reiner. [1126 or 1130.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Exch. K.R. Misc. Bk. [E. 163], 28 (Ramsey Cart.), fo. 56v°; Cotton MS. Vesp. E. II, 
fo. 11; Bodl. Rawl. MS. B. 333. Ramsey Carl. i. 244; Ramsey Chron. 225.] Farrer, Ilin. 615. 

David came to England, for the first time after his accession, in 1 126, and again in 1 130. 

1452. [1126?] Brampton 

Precept by Henry I to Fulk {Fiilquid) Sheriff of Huntingdon : Not to trouble the Abbot of 
Thorney about the work on the enclosure (liaia) of Brampton, to which he is not bound, nor 
did his predecessors do the service. 

Witness: [Robert] (MS. P.) de Sigillo. 

[C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (xiii), (copy).] 



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1453. [1126, Autumn?] King's Cliffe (C/(va) 

Precept by Henry I to all his sheriffs, reeves, and officials in whose bailiwicks the Abbess 
of Barking has lands: That Adehcia (sic) the Abbess of Barking hold all her lands and men 
free of pleas and plaints, shires and hundreds and warpenny and all other incidents except 
murdrum and latrocinium as well and honourably as any of her predecessors held, and as her 
church has the right from of old to have these customs and exemptions. 

Witness: W[illiam] de Albini, Brito. [1114-33.] 

[Pat. R. 4 Ed. IV, pt. 3, m. 22; Confirm. R. 4 Hen. VII, pt. 3, No. 3; Chart. R. 7 & 8 Ric. II, 33 (11) 

(enrolments of Inspeximus). Cat. Chart. R. v. 285.] Farrer, ////). 449. 
No Abbess Adelicia is known to have held the abbey of Barking under Henry I. This is probably an 

incorrect expansion of A[gnes]; and the date above is given on that assumption. 

1454. [1126?] King's CUffe (C//va) 

Precept by Henry I to the Abp. of York, justices, sheriff, reeves, and ministers of York- 
shire: That the church of St. John of Beverley have its thraves and all its customs in the 
King's demesne manors in East Riding. 
Witness: Nigel. 

[Had. MS. 560, fo. 24v°. Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 97.] 

A charter to Binham (No. 1455) is attested by Nigel de Albini at King's CliBe; and this may be the same 
occasion. Farrer assigns the Binham charter to 1 122. Nigel may be the nephew of Bp. Roger of Salis- 
bury, though, in a Yorkshire charter, Nigel de Albini seems a more likely witness. 

1455. [1126, Autumn?] K.mg s CMq {apud Clivem) 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of ]SIorwich and all of Norfolk : That he has granted 
leave to the monks of St. Albans who dwell at Binham to hold in their demesne after the 
death of Robert [Godchild], the land which he holds in the town of Wells [co. Norf.] as 
Peter de Valognes gave it to the church of St. Mary and as Roger his son and the aforesaid 
Robert gave it. 

Witness: Nigel de Albini. [1108-29.] 

[Binham Cart. Cotton MS. Claud. D. XIII, fo. 40v° (copy).] Farrer, Itin. 448. 

Roger's grant (Monast., No. ii) is posterior to the death of his father Peter I who was alive in 1 108. Nigel 
de Albini died 21 Nov. 1 129. 

1456. [1126?] King's Cliffe 

Precept by Henry I to Fulk (Fulc') sheriff [of Huntingdon] and his ministers : To allow 
the Abbot of Thorney to be exempt from work on the King's deer-hedge of Brampton [co. 
Huntingdon] as ordered by another writ. 

Witness: G[eoffrey] de CHnton. [1125-9.] 

[Burghley House Charters (original); C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (xiii). Stenton, Northamptonshire 

Charters (Facs.), 16.] 
Fulk was Sheriff of Cambridge, Huntingdon, and Surrey, 1125-9 {E.H.R. xxxvii. 167). 

1457. [1126, Autumn?] King's Cliffe (C//va) 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and the sheriff and barons of Huntingdon- 
shire: That he has confirmed to the church and monks of Thorney, the restitution of two 
hides of land in Sibson (Silkestoif), as Robert de Gaieslea restored them in the presence of 
Fulk the sheriff and the men of four shires at Huntingdon. 

Witness: Wilham de Albini, Brito. [c. 1125-9.] 

[C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 19 (viii) v" (copy); Bodl. Dugd. MS. 21, fo. 146v°; Karl. MS. 258. fo. 138 

(transcripts).] 

1458. [1126, Autumn?] Rockingham 

Precept by Henry I to Alice wife of Roger Bigod : To cause the monks of Belvoir to have 
their lands and tithes and all their substance, especially at Bradley [co. Suffolk] as her father 
Robert de Tosni (Todeneio), gave them and the King confirmed them. Unless she does this, 
Robert fitz Walter shall do it. 

Witness: Richard Basset. [1126-7.] 

[Belvoir Cart. (Belvoir Castle), fo. 87v° (copy). Hist. MSS. Comm., MSS. of the Duke of Rutland, iv. 158.] 

Farrer, Irin. 527. 
This is presumably earlier than No. 1495, which is before the end of Ralf Basset's career. 



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1459. [1126, Autumn?] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed, and to all of Yorkshire and Northumber- 
land: That he confirms the gifts of Walter Espec to the church of Kirkham; namely, the 
church &c. of Kirkham, the manor of Whitwell [on the Hill] ( Witewella), the minsters 
(inonasterid) of Garton [on the Wolds] and Kirby Grindalythe, the church of Helmsley 
[co. Yorks.]; the church of Carham, the church of Kirknewton {Niwetona in Glendala), 
the church of llderton, the vill of Titlington [in Eglingham], the houses of Ulchill the clerk 
in Carham and all his land, with the service which he rendered to Walter de Espec [co. 
Northumb.] ; the tithe of Walter's demesnes and of ail the lands which he owns or shall here- 
after acquire in Yorkshire or Northumberland. 

Witnesses: Turstin Abp. of York; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; 
Geoffrey the chancellor; [Adelulf] Prior of St. Oswald's [Nostell]; Robert de Sigillo; Nigel 
the nephew of the Bp. of Salisbury; Robert Earl of Gloucester; William de Tancarville; 
Brian fitz Count; Eustace fitz John; Alan de Percy; Anschetill de Bulemer; John de Sancto 
Johanne. [1123-7.] 

[Chart. R. 10 Ed. Ill, No. 33 (enrolment onnspeximus). Cat. Chart. R. iv. 360.] Farrer, Itin. 526. 
This charter is summarized in the Kirkham Cartulary [Oxford, Bodl. Fairfax MS. 7, fo. 5]. For the grants 
of Walter de Espec cf. Monast. vi. 208-9. This confirmation is earlier than either of Walter Espec's 
foundation charters. The witnesses suggest the autumn ofl 126 when Abp. Thurstan came south on his 
way to Rome (see Hugh the chanter in Raines, Hist. Ch. York, ii. 219). John de Sancto Johanne had 
succeeded to his brother Thomas shortly before 1 130 (P.R. 31 Hen. I, 3) and probably between Michael- 
mas 1126 and Aug. 1127 (Salter, Oxford Charters, No. 57). 

1460. [1126, Autumn?] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I to Thurstan Abp. of York and all of Yorkshire : That he has 
confirmed the exchange which Abp. Thurstan and Hugh de Laval effected between the monks 
of St. John of Pontefract and the Canons of St. Oswald [of Nostell] ; the monks giving to 
the canons the church of All Saints at Featherstone in exchange for half the church of St. 
Mary's, Pontefract Castle and half the parish thereto pertaining; and also confirms the gift 
which Hugh de Laval made to the monks, viz. 45^. of rent from land (viz. the church of 
Ledsham and other rents), in consideration of the above exchange; and also confirms to the 
canons the church of Ackworth {Lacwrda) and the manor of Hessle and the service of 
Olard (Oilerius) which Hugh gives to them by way of alms. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. [of York]; the chancellor; Nigel de Albini. 

[Nostell Cart. Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 7v°(copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 138, fo. 41 (transcript). 
Farrer, £. y.C, No. 1431.] 

On the date see Farrer's note in E. Y.C. 

Another version of the same charter omitting Ackworth, Hessle, and Olard's service and 
without witnesses. 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. lOIv" (copy); Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 138, fo. 244 (transcript). Holmes, 
Cart, of St. John of Pontefract, ii. p. lix; Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 1432.] 

1461. [1126, Autumn?] Rockingham 

Notification by Henry I to Everard Bp. of Norwich and Robert fitz Walter the sheriff, 
and all of Norfolk and Suffolk: That he grants to St. Oswald and the brethren of Nostell, 
Godric of Norwich and his land and the rent of 3 Ji/. which he used to pay annually to the 
King; to hold as well and freely as the King held them when they were in his demesne. 

Witnesses: Thurstan Abp. of York; Everard Bp. of Norwich; Nigel de Albini; Roger fitz 

Richard; Payn fitz John. [1121-7.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 7 (Nostell Cart.) (copy).] 

The gift is confirmed by E.Y.C., No. 1428 which is not later than 1127. 

1462. [1126? Autumn] Rockingham 

Precept by Henry I to Fulk (Fiilquio) sheriff [of Huntingdon] and his ministers: To 



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exempt the Abbot of Thorney and his men from work on the King's deer-hedge of Brampton, 
as ordered by another writ. 

Witness: Geoffrey de CUnton. [1125-9.] 

Great Seal on tongue (probably the fourth). 

[Burghley House Charter (original); C.U.L. Add. MS. 3020, fo. 24 (xiii). Stenton, Northamptonshire 
Charters {Facs.\ 16.] 

1463. [1126, Autumn.] Rockingham 

Confirmation by Henry I to the Canons of St. Cuthbert, Worksop, of the gift of William 
de Luvetot, viz. the church of Worksop in which the canons are, &c. 

Witnesses: Thurstin Abp. of York; Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; 
Adelulf Prior of St. Oswald's [Nostell] ; Robert Earl of Gloucester; Brian fitz Count; Walter 
Espec; Alan de Percy (Perceio). [1123-7.] 

[Harl. MS. 4028, fo. 130v°. (Note of a charter in Lord Pembroke's Worksop cartulary, penes George 
Lascelles of Knyveton, a.d. 1618.)] 

1464. [1126?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of York and all of Yorkshire: That he has given to 
Robert fitz Payn the land held by his uncle Everard [fitz John] in Kilham, viz. 9 carucates. 

Witnesses: Henry de Pomerai; Eustace fitz John; Robert de Brus; Walter Espec. [1 122- 
30.] 

[Harl. MS. 1985, fo. 81v° (Randle Holme's notes), transcript (1578) from original penes Lord Lumley. 
Dugdale, Baronage, i. 572.] 

Robert fitz Payn accounts for this charter in 1130 (P.R. 34 Hen. I, 11). 

1465. [1126?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to the Bp. of Lincoln and Ranulf Earl of Chester and his justiciars and 
barons and lieges of Lincolnshire : That Hugh fitz Pinchon hold all his land which belonged 
to his father with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and all his customs as well as 
ever his father held them; no one is to do him any wrong or outrage. 
Witness: H. de Pom[erai]. [1120-33.] 

[Finch-Hatton MSS. 170 (Book of Seals), fo. IIV (No. 41) (Facsimile of original' (c. 1640)); Pat. R. 12 
Hen. IV, m. 6 (Inspeximus and confirmation). Cal. Pat. R. 12 Hen. IV,] 137; Book of Seals, No. 41.] 
Farrer, Itin. 531. 
The earl here addressed may be either Ranulf I or Ranulf II. Ranulf I succeeded in or after 1 1 20. Pinceon 
Dapifer was holding of the Bp. of Durham at the time of the Lindsey Survey (1 115-18), though Hugh 
is also named as holding 4 bovates in Friskney. 

' Then penes Robert Bertie, Earl of Lindsey. 

1466. 1126. Woodstock 

Final Concord between Urban Bp. of Llandaff and Robert Earl (co«™/) of Gloucester: 
Respecting the claims which the bp. had against the earl and his men in Wales. The earl 
confirmed to the bp. a mill, made by William of Cardiff (de Kardi);a. fishery in the river Ely; 
a hundred acres of marsh between the Taff and the Ely, to plough; common of pasture with 
the earl's men; the chapel and tithe of 'Stanbaf (Whitchurch) &c. The bp. renounces all 
his complaints. The earl grants that any of his men, sick or well, may own themselves tenants 
of the bp. and surrender their land to him and his church in the presence of his sheriff, or 
bailiff of Cardiff. The earl's men and all others may buy meat and drink at Llandaff, to be 
consumed there; and are to carry away nothing in time of war. All the men of the bp. may 
buy and sell at Llandaff in time of peace. Ordeals by the red-hot iron shall be taken to Llan- 
daff; for the ordeal by water the trench shall be made in the land of the bp. which is near- 
est to Cardiff Castle. Trial by battle between a man of the earl and a man of the bp. shall 
take place in Cardiff Castle. But if between two men of the bp., it shall be fought in the court 
of Llandaff. The bp. shall have his own Welsh reeves, whose names shall be enrolled in his 
writ by view and witness of the earl's court. In like manner, the bp. is to have a list of the 
Welsh [officials] of the Earl. 

Witnesses: King Henry; William Abp. of Canterbury; Geoffrey Abp. of Rouen; William 
Bp. of Winchester; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Ranulf Bp. of Durham; John Bp. of Lisieux; 



202 CALENDAR 

Oin Bp. of fivreux; Geoffrey the chancellor; David King of Scotland; Rotrou Count of 
Perche; Roger Earl of Warwick; Brian fitz Count; Robert d'OiUi; Miles of Gloucester; 
Edward of Salisbury; Walter fitz Richard; Pain fitz John; Richard de I'Aigle; Robert de 
Sigillo; Uchtred Archdeacon of Llandaff; Isaac, chaplain of the bishop; Ralph Sheriff of 
Cardiff; Pain de Turberville; Robert fitz Roger; Richard de St. Quentin; Maurice of Lon- 
don; Odo Sor; Geoffrey de Maisi. 

[Liber Landavensis, cols. 33-35. Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, i. 318; Book of Llan Ddv, 27-29.] 

'Anno ab Incarnatione Domini m°c°xx°vi° fuit haec concordia facta.' 

1467. [1126.] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I to R[ichard] Bp. of London and the sheriff and reeve (preposito) 
and all of London and Middlesex: That he has confirmed to the Canons of the Holy Trinity 
the soc of the English Cnihtengild and the land pertaining to it and the church of St. Botulf 
as the men of the gild held it; to hold it with sac and soc, toll and team and infangthief and 
all customs which the men of the gild enjoyed in the time of Edward the Confessor, and 
which William I and William II granted by their writs. 

Witnesses: A[deUza] the Queen; Geoffrey the chancellor; Geoffrey de Clinton; WiUiam 
de Clinton. 

[Copies in Cotton Roll, xiii. 18rf(No. 27); Cart, of Christchurch, London, Hunterian Mus., Glasgow; 

Guildhall, London: Letter-Book C, fo. 135; Liber Dunthorne, fo. 79v°; P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae, 13 

(3). Sharpe, Cal. of Letter-Books, Letter-Book C, 220; London and Middlesex Arch. Transact, v. 478; 

Monast. vi. 153 (viii); Foedera, i. 1 1 (defective).] Farter, Iiin. 530. 
See Monast. vi. 156 for an abstract of the same writ in a corrupt form. The gift of the soke is placed in 

the recital in 1125 and the confirmation is represented as following immediately upon it. 

1468. [1126?] Woodstock 

Notification by Henry I 'rex Anglie et dux Normanniae' addressed generally: That he 
confirms all the gifts (enumerated) made by Robert d'Oilli the founder and his successors 
to the church and Canons of St. George in the castle at Oxford. The men and tenements of 
the canons are to be exempt from shires and hundreds and wards and danegelds and com- 
mon pleas and sac and soc, toll and team, infangthief and all other plaints and exactions 
except murdrum and lalrociniwn probatum. 

Witnesses: Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert de Sigillo; Geoffrey de Clinton; Henry de 
Pomerai. [1123-7.] 

[Ch. Ch. Oxford, Oseney Charters ii. 6a (original); copies in Oseney Cartulary, fo. 10; Chart. R. 51 Hen. 
Ill, m. 9 (Inspeximus). Salter, Oxford Charters, No. 58 (facs.) ; Cart, of Oseney, iv. 6 (No. 6) ; Cal. Chart. 
R. ii. 69.] Farrer, Itin. 603. 

1469. [1126?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I, King of the English and Duke of the Normans, to Robert de Borchest' 
and Hemming the priest and his men at Brill: That the King's Canons of St. George [in 
the castle, Oxford] are to hold their land and wood at Arncott (Hernicote) [co. Oxon.], and 
to have herbage and all their customs from the King's wood as formerly, paying therefor 
two shillings and two loads of oats yearly. 

Witness: Geoffrey de Clinton. [1123-33.] 

[Copies in P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae, [C. 82] 8 [H] 11; Cotton MS. Vitell. E. XV, fo. 167 recto. Salter, 
Cart, of Oseney, vi. 38 (No. 960a); Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 243.] 

1470. [1126?] Woodstock 

Precept by Henry I to Restwold {Restoldo) Sheriff of Oxford, Richard Sheriff of Bucking- 
hamshire, and their ministers : That the land and men of the Canons of St. George's, Oxford, 
be quit of shires, hundreds, wards, and common pleas, and all else but murder and proved 
larceny, and no one is to harm or insult them because they are of the King's own alms. 
Witness: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury. [Mich. 1126-Aug. 1127.] 
Fragment of seal. 

[Ch. Ch. Oxford, Oseney Deeds, ii. 6b (original); Cotton MS. Vitell. E. XV, fo. 167 (copy). Salter, Oxford 
Charters, No. 57 (facs.); Cart, of Oseney, iv. 8 (No. 6b); Bibl. de I'^cole des Chartes, Ixix. 575.] Farrer, 
Jtin. 603a. 
Restwold was presumably displaced in 1129. Richard [of Winchester] was the predecessor of Maen- 
feninus, who seems to have been Sheriff of Bucks, from Easter 1127-30. 



HENRY I 203 

1471.* [1123-6.] Westminster 

Notification by Roger Bp. of Salisbury as procurator for Henry I in England, generally 
addressed: Of the liberties (specified) granted to Reading Abbey in all their lands, with a 
mint and moneyer at Reading. 

[B.M. Add. Chart. 19575 (pseudo-original); Harl. MS. 1708, fo. 185v°. Hurry, Reading Abbey, 157 

(calendared); E.H.R. xxxix. 79; Tail Essays, 141 (with facsimile).] 
'Apud Westmonasterium per breve Regis.' 

Issued in consequence of the King's charter of foundation, 1125. An apparent forgery as it grants 'hut- 
fangenetheof ', but possibly based on an actual writ. 

1472. [1123-6?] 

Notification by Roger Bp. of Salisbury, regent (regni Angliae procurator sub domino nostra 
rege Henrico), to A[ubrey de Vere] Sheriff and all ministers of London and England : That he 
has given to Abbot Hugh and the monks of Reading, by order of Henry I, one moneyer in 
London, named Edgar, who is with his household, to be quit of all pleas, &c., and to remain 
in the hand of the abbot, as if he dwelt at Reading, as shall be any successor whom the abbot 
and monks shall appoint. He shall pay to the abbot the same dues as the other moneyers 
pay the King, and shall change (cambiet) in the land of the abbot, as the abbot may grant. 

Witnesses omitted. 

[Copy in Harl. MS. 1708, fo. 113. Monast. iv. 41 (vi).] 

No coins are known to have been struck at Reading, but the last type of Henry I's pence was struck by 
Edgar in London. See G. C. Brooke, Cat. of English Coins in the B.M., The Norman Kings, i, p. clxxix. 

1473. [1121-6] 

Letter by R[ichard] B[elmeis] Bp. of London to the barons of Shropshire: That Payn 
fitz John, who succeeded the bp. in the control of the sheriffdom of Shropshire, at the first 
county-court {placito) he held at Bridgnorth, jointly with Walter the constable asked the 
bp. whether the monks of St. Peter's, Shrewsbury, had ever paid scutage (auxilium militum), 
they having presented a writ excusing them unless they had previously paid. It was unani- 
mously agreed that they had never done so. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 30311, fo. 284 (No. 353) (transcript from Shrewsbury Cart.).] 

Pain fitz John seems to have succeeded Bp. Richard in 1 121 (see No. 1298). Bp. Richard died 16 Jan. 1 127. 

1474. [1127, c. Jan. 1.] Westminster 

Charter of confirmation by Henry I to Reading Abbey: Confirming all its privileges. 

Witnesses: William Abp. of Canterbury; T[hurstan] Abp. of York; G[eofTrey] Abp. of 
Rouen; William Bp. of Winchester; S[eflrrid] Bp. of Chichester; R[obert] Earl of Glouces- 
ter; W[illiam] Earl of Surrey. [1 126-7.] 

[B.M. Add. Charters, 19571 (original from Eaton Hall, Chester); copies in Harl. MS. 1708, fo. 166; 

Egerton MS. 3031, fo. 13v°. Hurry, Reading Abbey, 157 (calendared); Arch. Joiirn. xx. 286; Coates, 

Hist, of Reading, App. 1 ; Tail Essays, 138.] Farrer, Itin. 535. 
This, if genuine, was issued after Henry's return to England on 1 1 Sept. 1 126; and before his crossing to 

Normandy on 26 Aug. 1127; probably during Thurstan's stay in London on his way to Rome. For 

a discussion of its authenticity and its description as 'Carta Gestatoria' see Tail Essays, loc. cit. 

1475. 1127 [Jan.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to all his lieges of Kent : That he confirms to the church of Canter- 
bury and to Abp. William, and all his successors, the custody and constabulary of Rochester 
Castle for ever, and this by the counsel of his barons; and that they may make a fort 
{jnunicionem) or tower as they please. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; G[eoffrey] the Chancellor; William de Tancarville; 
Geoffrey fitz Payn. 
[Lambeth MS. 1212, pp. 18, 23, 188 (copies); Stowe MS. 927, fo. 3 (transcripK 1630) from a cart, in the 

treasury of Ch. Ch. Canterbury).] Farrer, Itin. 534. 
Date from John of Worcester who puts it in the year beginning Christmas 1 126. Henry was at Winchester 
in January {A.S.C.). The Lambeth MS. (in margin) gives 1 125. The entry is written in on p. 18 of the 
Lambeth MS. and p. 23 is an inserted schedule. P. 18 notes 'Hujus tantum habetur pars cum sigillo' 
and p. 188 'Hec invenitur'. 



204 CALENDAR 

1476. [1127, May.] London 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he confirms the statutes of the council 
held at Westminster [13-16 May?, 1127] by William Abp. of Canterbury and Papal Legate. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Geoffrey the chancellor; Ranulf Earl of Chester. 
[MS. C.C.C. Cambridge, MS. XIX, ad calcem (copy). Foedera, i. 8.] 

1477. [1127, May 13-16?] London 

Notification by Henry I to Roger Bp. of Salisbury and the Sheriff, &c. of Berks. : That he has 
granted the hundred of Hormer [co. Berks.] to the church of Abingdon and Abbot Vincent. 
Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; Geoffrey the chancellor; 
Robert de Sigillo; Nigel the nephew of the bp. ; William de Albini; Robert d' Oilli; Ralph 
Basset; Geoffrey de Chnton; William de Pont de I'Arche; Milo of Gloucester; Aubrey de 
Vere; William de Albini, Brito; Richard Basset. [1126-7.] 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 160v°; C. IX, fo. 163 (copies). [Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 164; Bigelow, 

Plac. Anglo-Norm. 133.] Farrer, Itin. 533. 
Ralph Basset does not attest English documents after Aug. 1127. He died at Northampton 1127-9, 
during the abbacy of Abbot Vincent at Abingdon {Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 170). Nigel nephew of 
Bp. Roger is not known to attest before 1126. 

1478. [1127, May 13-16?] London 

Notification by Henry I to [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury and the Sheriff of Berks. : That he 
has confirmed to the church of Abingdon and Abbot Vincent and the monks, the market 
of Abingdon. 

Witnesses : Roger Bp. of Salisbury ; Geoffrey the chancellor ; Geoffrey de Clinton ; William 
de Pont de FArche. [1123-7.] 

[Cotton MSS. Claud. B. VI, fo. 160v°; C. K, fo. 163 (copies). Hist. Mon. de Abingdon, ii. 165; Bigelow, 
Plac. Anglo-Norm. 134.] 

Probably of the same date as the preceding charter. 

1479. [1127, May 13-16?] London 

Notification by Henry I to all of Norfolk and Suffolk: Confirming the following gifts to 
Holy Trinity, Norwich: by Hubert de Ria, tithes of Hockering, Swanton [Morley], Deop- 
ham, Buxton, and Mattishall (Mercheshale); by Agnes de Bella Fago his wife (together 
with Richard her son and Anthony her chaplain, whom the monks took into the monastery) 
the church of St. Mary's, Aldeby, with tithes of the town and manor (aule), 100 acres of 
arable land, 100 sheep, marsh for 100 sheep, common of pasture, 1 carucate, 6 sokemen, 
6 landsetles rendering 40.?. per ann., the thickets (/ra/ec?fl) of 'Turketelguard' [in Aldeby?], 
halfofthe pannage ofthewoodofthat town, and the mill, 1 Oi. tithes of Wroxham, [Bircham] 
Newton, Morley and Gislingh[am]. The Kingconfirms these in alms at the request of Henry 
son and heir of Hubert and Agnes. 

Witnesses: William de Tancarville; Richard Basset. [1119?-29.] 

[Copies in D. and C, Norwich, Regg. i, fo. 54v°; iii, fo. 57.] 

This must be after the gift of Aldeby (No. 1206). Richard Basset does not usually attest before 1 127, in 
which year William de Tancarville was in England. 

1480.* [1127, May 13-16?] London 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he has confirmed to the monks of Saint- 
Valery their lands (enumerated) in England and their privileges, including criminal jurisdic- 
tion (omnem justiciam de assaltii et sanguinis effusione et pads infractione) and exemption 
from shires and hundreds. They are not to answer for their lands and tenements before any- 
one except the King. The alienations of unwise abbots are to be null and void unless con- 
firmed and sealed by the Convent. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Alexander Bp. of Lincoln; Geoffrey the chancellor; 
Miles of Gloucester. [1 123-33.] 

Seal attached by cords (fragment). 

[New College, Oxford, Tackley Deeds, No. 23 (? original). Salter, Oxford Charters, No. 29 (Facs.); Bibl. 

de l'£cole des Charles, Ixix. 576-7.] Farrer, Itin. 533a. 
Mr. Salter was prepared to accept this charter as genuine, in spite of its resemblance to one of Henry II 

(Oxford Charters, No. 32), but the mention of utfangthief seems decisive to condemn it. 



HENRY I 205 

1481, [1127, May 13-16?] London 

Notification by Henry I to [Everard] Bp. of Norwich and the sheriff and barons of 
Norfolk : That he has confirmed to St. Mary of Wymondham the manor of Happisburgh 
and 10 librates of land in Wymondham, as William de Alh'mi Pincenia gave them. 

Witness : Roger Bp. of Sahsbury ; Alexander Bp. of London (sic) ; Geoffrey the chancellor ; 
Miles of Gloucester. [ 1 1 23-7. ] 

[Cotton MS. Titus C. VIII, fo. 326 (copy). Monast. iii. 331 (vi).] 

Prior to No. v on same page oi Monasticon which is attested by Walter of Gloucester. 

1482*. [1127, May 13-16?] London 

Charter by Henry I to the Prior and monks of Wymondham: Confirming, for the souls 
of his father, mother, brother, and ancestors, and his own, his wife Matilda's and their 
children's the gifts (specified) made them by WilHam [de Albini], his butler. With sac and 
soc, toll and team, infangthief and utfangthief, fleminafermthe, blodwyt, forestal, danegeld, 
wreck, murder, and the money pertaining to murder. Their men are to be toll-free in all 
cities. The King's ministers are not to interfere in their lands, but they are to appoint their 
own. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Alexander Bp. of Lincoln (MS. London'); Geoffrey 
the chancellor; Miles of Gloucester. [1 123-33.] 

[Copies in Pat. R. 16 Hen. VI, pt. 1, m. 8; Cotton MS. Titus C. VIII, fo. 145*. Monast. iii. 331 (iv).] 
The form of the charter and the mention of utfangthief as well as that of Matilda without any indication 
that she had predeceased Henry mark this charter as spurious. 

1483. [1127, May 13-167] Westminster 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That he has granted to Hugh, a monk of 
Rochester, the abbey of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. 

Witnesses: William Abp. of Canterbury; Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Bernard Bp. of St. 
David's; Robert E. of Gloucester; Wilham de Tancarville; G. de Clinton; Brian fitz Count; 
Wilham de Pont de I'Arche {Penteacre). [1 126-7.] 

[Trin. Hall, Camb. MS., fo. 69 (copy). Hist Mon. St. Aug. Cant. 363, also 410.] 

Abbot Hugh I died on Passion Sunday 1126 (Farrer, Itin. 520). His successor Hugh II was instituted 
at Chichester 1 2 June 1 1 27 by Abp. William (John of Worcester, Chron. 25). Henry's charter may have 
been issued at the Council of Westminster, 13-16 May 1127 (ibid. 23). 

1484. [1127, May 13-16.] [Westminster] 

Notification by Wilham Abp. of Canterbury to B[ernard] Bp. of St. David's and all sons 
of the church: That the King at the council held at Westminster confirmed the gift by 
Earl Arnulf of the churches and tithes of his land in Wales to the monks of St. Martin's, 
Sees, in favour of those of them now dwelUng at Pembroke. The archbishop hkewise con- 
firms the gift. 

Witnesses: William Bp. of Winchester; Seffrid Bp. of Chichester; John Bp. of Rochester. 

[Sees, episcopal archives, 'Liber Albus', fo. 87. Round, C.D.F. 239 (No. 670) (calendared).] 

1485. 1127 [May 22.] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I, generally addressed : That he has heard the suit between Gilbert 
de Miners and the monks of Gloucester respecting the manor of Colne (Chulna), and is 
satisfied by Adam de Port and William Fitz Odo (who were present at the time) that 
Roger of Gloucester gave the manor to the monks, and that the King himself confirmed it. 

Witnesses: William Abp. of Canterbury; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Wilham Bp. of Win- 
chester; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Wilham Bp. of Exeter; Urban Bp. of Glamorgan; 
Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert de Sigillo; Miles of Gloucester; Henry de Port; Walter 
de Amfreville; William de la Folic (Folia); Roger and William sons of Adam de Port. 

[Gloucester Cath. Lib. Deeds and Seals, vii. 2 (original, seal missing); copies in P.R.O. Gloucester Cartu- 
lary [C. 150], fo. 42^; C.U.L. I. i. 2. 3 and Oxford, All Souls Coll., Binding of Bursar's Book, No. 23 
[1548-9] (MSS. of William of Malmesbury's Gesia Begum). Cart. Mon. S. Petri, Glouc. i. 236 
(incomplete); Stubbs in Will, of Malmesbury, Gesia Regum (R.S.), ii. 521 n.; Bigelow, Plac. Anglo- 
Norm. 135 (incomplete).] Farrer, Itin. 542. 

Henry was at Winchester at Whitsuntide 1 127. The family of La Folie were sub-tenants of Adam de Port 
(Loyd, Anglo-Norman Families, 43). 



206 CALENDAR 

1486. [1127, May 22?] Winchester 

Notification by Henry I to Richard fitz Baldwin [Sheriff of Devon and Cornwall] and his 
ministers: That he has given to the Canons Regular of St. Stephen's, Launceston,the portion 
and ahns of his chapel in the castle there which Bernard the priest [and] Hamelin held. The 
canons shall serve the chapel by one priest as Hamelin did. 

Witnesses: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury; Robert de Vere, Constable. 

[Lambeth MS. 719, fo. 17 (xiii) (copy).] 

Bernard may be Bernard the scribe, who appears to have held a prebend in Launceston before the intro- 
duction of canons regular in 1127. If so, we should probably read 'Bernard's priest, Hamelin' and 
assume that tenuerunt is a mistal<e for teintit. Richard fitz Baldwin ceased to account as sheriff at 
Michaelmas 1 128. This charter is probably of the same date as the transfer of Launceston, since Henry 
was in Normandy from Aug. 1 127 to July 1 129. If so, this is the first appearance of Robert de Vere as 
constable. See also No. 1281, which may be of the same date as this charter. 

1487. [1127, c. May 22?] Winchester 

Precept by Henry I to Aubrey de Vere [Sheriff of London]: That he cause a recognition 
to be made by the men of the shire whether the Canons of St. Paul's hold the land on which 
they are required to pay geld for four hides and one virgate. If they have the land, they are 
to discharge this liability. 

Witness: [Roger] Bp. of Salisbury. [1114-30.] 

[St. Paul's Cath. 'Liber Pilosus', fo. 3a (copy). Davis in Tout Essays, 53; Gibbs, Early Charters, No. 33.] 

1488. [1127, May 22?] Winchester 

Precept by Roger, Bp. of Salisbury to Richard fitz Baldwin : To acquit the land of the 
Canons of Plympton of the sum due for gelds and assizes of Ralph Basset, since it is not in 
the hidage (compoto hidanim) of the charter of King William {R.G.), nor does the bp. make 
any demand from it. [1 121-9.] 

[Plympton Reg. {penes Sir John Eliot, 1627) (copy); Bodl. MS. 3860 [James MS. 23] p. 152 (transcript).] 

1489. 1127. [May 22?] Winchester 

Charter by Henry I 'Dei gratia rex Anglorum et dux Normannorum': Taking under his 
protection the church of St. Mary of Malvern [Great Malvern Priory, Wore] and confirming 
certain gifts made by the King and others (including Osbert fitz Pons who gave Longney 
[co. Glos.] at Winchester in the King's presence) quit of all custom, geld, danegeld, or 
scot, all pleas and plaints, shires, hundreds and sheriff's aid, all work on castles or other ser- 
vile work or secular service. 

Signa: King Henry; Queen Adeliza; Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; 
Geoffrey the chancellor; William de Tancarville; Payn fitz John; Miles of Gloucester. 

[Chart. R. 14 Ed. II, No. 12; Pat. R. 50 Ed. Ill, pt. I, m. 15. (Inspeximus). Monast. iii. 448.] Farrer, 

llin. 543. 
'Facta est autem anno verbi incarnati m.c.xxvij. Indictione v. Wintoniae.' 
The style of the charter suggests that it was drafted by the grantees. 

1490. [1127, May-Aug.] Hereford 

Charter by Henry I generally addressed for England and Wales: Granting the church of 
St. Mary at Malvern a virgate of land in Baldenhall^ and other lands and churches of the 
gift of Gilbert Abbot and the Convent of Westminster, Richard fitz Pons, his wife Maud and 
his son Simon, Osbert fitz Pons and others. The monks are to be quit of the rent of As. 
for Baldenhall, paid by their predecessors, and the sum is to be put to their credit at the 
Exchequer {quatuor solidi . . . ponantw in tallia mea, et ipsi inde sint quieti) as ordered by 
William L 

Witnesses: Richard Bp. of Hereford; Bernard Bp. of St. David's; Simon Bp. of Wor- 
cester; William de Tancarville, chamberlain; Brian fitz Count; William de Albini, Pincerna; 
Miles of Gloucester; Adam de Port; Payn fitz John; Geoffrey fitz Payn; Roger de Candos; 
Walter de Beauchamp. [Sept. 1126 to Aug. 1127.] 

[Worcester Shire Hall, Earl Beauchamp's MSS. Madresfield Court 1 (original); Pat. R. 50 Ed. Ill, pt. 1, 

m. 15 (Inspeximus). Monast. in. 441.] Farrer, /f//;. 524. 
The bps. limit the date to 1 125-7. But Henry was not in England in 1 125 nor till Sept. 1 126. Richard of 
^ Probably Barnard's Green in Great Malvern. 



HENRY I 207 

Hereford died 15 Aug. 1 127. Simon Bp. of Worcester was abroad visiting relatives in 1 127 and did not 
return till after 16 May (John of Worcester, 23). The reference to Longney in this charter makes it 
probable that it is later than that dated at Winchester and therefore after Bp. Simon's return. 

1491. [1127, May-Aug.?] Worcester 

Notification by Henry I to the Abp. of York and all his barons and officials and lieges of 
Cumberland and Westmoreland: Of a grant to God and St. Mary and the Canons of Carlisle 
of all the land which belonged to Walter the priest. They are to hold it in ahns, free of 
cornage {geldo vaccarum) and all other customs. 

Witnesses: Nigel de Albini; Walter Espec; Payn fitz John. [1121-9.] 

[Copies in Chart. R. 35 Ed. I, m. 17, No. 44; 6 Ed. Ill, pt. i. No. 30. Cal. Chart. R. iii. 81; V.C.H., 
Cumberland, ii. 10, n.] Farrer, Itin. 525. 

Presumably in the same year as the charter to Malvern dated at Hereford (No. 1490). 

1492. [1127, c. Aug. 26.] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Chester and all of Shropshire : That he has confirmed 
to Richard de Belmeis, nephew of Richard Bp. of London, the churches and lands, &c., 
which the bp. held from the King, which formerly belonged to Godebald and his son Robert ; 
to be held as freely as Bp. Richard and Godebald and Robert ever held them. 

Witnesses: G[eoffrey] the chanceUor; N[igel] de Albini; W[alter] de Gloucester; P[ayn] 
fitz John; W[illiam] Peverel. 

[Bodl. Dodsworth MS. 110, fo. 44v° (transcript from an original at Trentham); Had. MS. 2060, fo. 31 
(Randle Holme's notes). Monast. vi. 262 (ii).] Farrer, Itin. 558. 

Bishop Richard died 16 Jan. 1127. 

1493. [1127, c. Aug. 26?] Portsmouth 

Notification by Henry I to William Bp. of Exeter and Richard fitz Baldwin the sheriff, 
and the reeve of Exeter, the barons, &c., of Devonshire and the burgesses of Exeter: That 
he has granted to the church of Holy Trinity, London, and the canons there for the soul of 
Queen Matilda £25 'ad scalam' from the revenues of the Queen in Exeter which Matilda 
gave them in her hfetime, to be paid by the sheriff. 
Witnesses: Geoffrey the chancellor; Nigel de Albini; Geoffrey de Clinton. [1123-8.] 
Fourth Seal of Henry I (shghtly imperfect) of fight brown wax. 

[Cotton Chart, vii. 2 (original); P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae 13 (N), 15 (copy); Lansd. MS. 114, No. 15, 
ii (transcript). Warner and Ellis, Facsimiles, i. (7); Journ. Brit. Arch. Ass. xxix. 260; Maitland, Hist, of 
London (1775), 779 (incorrectly).] Farrer, Itin. 498. 
On the meaning of ad scalam see Round, Commune of London, 85. Henry was probably at Portsmouth 
in 1123, 1126, and 1127. Richard fitz Baldwin was no longer sheriff after Michaelmas 1128 {E.H.R. 
xxxvii. 71), and it seems probable that payment ad scalam was replaced by payment ad pensum in con- 
nexion with the coinage reforms of 1125. It does not occur in the Pipe Roll of 1130, but the Exeter 
payment is still £26. \2s. ()d. numero. 

1494. [1127, c. Aug. 26?] Portsmouth 'in transfretatione' 

Notification by Henry I to T[hurstan] Abp. of York and all of Yorkshire: That he has 
confirmed as alms to St. Oswald [of Nostell] the churches of South Kirkby (Sukirbia), 
Batley (Bateleia), Huddersfield, and other lands and churches, with their lands and appurte- 
nances as given by Hugh de Laval; also the gifts of Swein son of Ailric. 

Witnesses: Nigel de Albini; Jordan de Sai; Walter Espec; Forne, son of Sigulf. [1 123 or 
1127.] 

[Cotton MS. Vesp. E. XIX, fo. 7v'' (Nostell Cart.) (copy). Farrer, E.Y.C., No. 1435.] Farrer, Itin. 559. 

1495. [1127, Aug.?] Southampton (//a/j?o«e) 

Precept by Henry I to Alice Bigod: To allow the monks of Belvoir to hold their tithe of 

Bradley [co. Suffolk] and all the other tithes and possessions they hold of her as they held 

in her father's time by his gift and charter. Unless she does this, Robert fitz Walter shall 

cause it to be done; and unless he does it Ralph Basset shall do it. 

Witnesses: Miles of Gloucester; Wilham de Albini Brito. [1126-7.] 

[Belvoir Cart. (Belvoir Castle), fo. 87v° (copy). Hist. MSS. Comm. MSS. of the Duke of Rutland, iv. 157.] 

Farrer, ////;. 557. 
Ralph Basset does not attest after Aug. 1127 (Farrer, Itin. 541). Adelicia was still owing relief in 1130 
(P.R. 31 Hen. I, 1 14). 



208 CALENDAR 

1496. [1127, c. Aug. 26?] Eling [Hants] {Apud Elingas) 

Notification by Henry I to S[imon] Bp. of Worcester and [Miles] (A'^.) of Gloucester and 
all the barons of Gloucestershire: That the King has granted to Roger de Berkeley that he 
may give ' Acheolf in perpetual alms to monks or canons for the souls of the King and his 
ancestors. The land is to be free from all services and plaints as the King's demesne. 

Witnesses: William de Tancarville, chamberlain; M[iles] of Gloucester; Payn fitz John. 
[1125-7.] 

[Kingswood Abbey Register peHei John Smith of Nibley, a.d. 1651 (copy). Monast. v. 427 (viii).] Farrer, 

llin. 553. 
William de Tancarville died in 1129. 
' Identified by John Smith of Nibley with Wotton-under-Edge {Berkeley MSS. (ed. Maclean), iii. 171). 

1497. [1127, c. Aug. 26?] Eling {Apud Eillmgas) 

Precept by Henry I to William the Sheriff of Kent : To cause Abbot Hugh of St. Augus- 
tine's to have the whole of his tithe from Milton {Mideltuna) in corn and cattle (pecunia) 
and money and all things as well and fully as his predecessor, Hugh. 

Witness: The chancellor. [1124-9.] 

[Copies in Cotton MS. Jul. D. IV, fo. 97v° (234); B.M. Add. MS. 29437, fo. 133 ('ex libro S. Aug. Cant. 

in quarto'); Cart, of St. Aug. Cant., Exch. (K.R.) Misc. Bk. xxvii, fo. 150.] Farrer, Itin. 554. 
William ceased to be sheriff by Michaelmas 1 129. 

1498. [1127, c. Aug. 26.] Ehng 'in transitu' 

Notification by Henry I to Hamo de Sancto Claro and all of Essex: ^Confirming the gift 
made by Gilbert Abbot of Colchester, with the consent of the chapter, to his nephew 
Geoffrey, of the land of Foulton (Fultona), to hold at the service stated. 

Witnesses : [Geoffrey] the chancellor ; Robert de Sigillo ; WiUiam de Tancarville {Tan- 
cardi Villa) ; Foucher (Fulcoro), Sheriff of Surrey. 

[Copy in B.M. Arundel MS. 145 (Chartulary of the Almonry of St. John's, Colchester), fo. SOv".] 

Foucher appears as late Sheriff of Surrey, Cambridge, and Huntingdon in 1130 {P.R. 31 Hen. I, 44). 

1499. [1127, c. Aug. 26.] EHng 'in transitu' 

Notification by Henry I addressed generally : That he has remitted to the church of Ely, 
at the request of Bp. Hervey, £40 out of the £100 which that church used to pay in scutage, 
when scutage was levied. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert de Sigillo; William 
de Tancarville; William de Albini, Pincerna; Ralph Basset; Geoffrey de Clinton; WilUam 
de Pont de I'Arche. 

[Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, p. 786; Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. 32; Tib. A. VI, fo. 109 (copies). Round, 

Feudal England, 268.] Farrer, Itln. 555. 
Cotton MS. Nero A. XV, fo. 69v° merely recites the fact 'Quadraginta eciam libres de illis c libras quas 

predicta ecclesia solebat dare de scutagio a rege sibi remitti impetravit'. 
On this writ see Stenton, English Feudalism, 179 seqq. 

1500. [1127, c. Aug. 26.] EHng (f/Vw^^ci) 'in transitu' 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed : That all those barons and vavassors who 
hold lands which the King's Winchester charter of his treasury {carta mea Wintonie de 
thesauro meo) shows to have belonged to the fee of the church of Ely in the time of William I 
acknowledge and hold them in future of the said church and bp. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Salisbury; Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert de Sigillo; William 
de Tancarville ; William de Albini, Pincerna ; Ralph Basset ; Geoffrey de Clinton ; William de 
Pont de I'Arche. 

[Ely Muniments, No. 6 (original); copies in Cotton MSS. Titus A. I, fo. 31v°; Tib. A. VI, fo. 108v°; 
Ely, Bp. Mun. Lib. M, p. lib; Bodl. Dugdale MS. 39, fo. 145 (transcript); P.R.O. Cartae Antiquae, 2, 
No. 15. J. Bentham, Hist. Ely (1771), App. 19 (No. xix), Landon, Cartae Antiquae, No. 51.] Farrer, 
Jtin. 555a. 

Cotton MSS. Titus A. I and Tib. A. VI omit the last witness. The reference to Domesday as Carta (as in 
No. 976) is inconsistent with the Liber de thesauro of No. 1000. See V. H. Galbraith, 'The Making of 
Domesday Book' (E.H.R. Ivii. 151-77), where this passage is quoted (p. 174, n. 2). 



HENRY I 209 

1501. [1127, c. Aug. 26.] Eling 'in transitu' 

Notification by Henry I generally addressed: That he has remitted {condonasse) to the 
church of St. Mary of Chatteris {Chateriz) (which he has given to the church of Ely) 6s. Id. 
yearly of wardpenny. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; Geoffrey the chancellor; Robert de Sigillo; William 
de Tancarville; Wilham de Albini, Pincerna; Ralph Basset; Geoffrey de Clinton; William 
de Pont de I'Arche. 

[Ely Muniments, No. 5 (original); copies in Cotton MSS. Tib. A. VI, fo, I09A; Titus A. I, fo. 32; Bp. 
Mun. Lib. M, p. 796. Monast. ii. 617 (from a copy in the Chatteris Reg. Cotton MS. Jul. A. I, fo. 74a, 
now 76v°, omitting witnesses).] Farrer, Ilin. 556. 

1502. [1127, c. Aug. 26.] Eling 'in transitu' 

Notification by Henry I to the Bp. of Ely and the Prior and convent of Ely and the barons 
of the honour of Ely: That he has granted to his chaplain, William Archdeacon of Ely, 
the royal manor of Pampisford {Pampesworda); and that of Little Thetford which William's 
uncle, Bp. Hervey of Ely, gave to William in the presence of Bp. Roger of Salisbury, with 
the consent of the Prior and convent of Ely. These to beheld by hereditary right; the manor 
of Pampisford for the service of one knight; that of Little Thetford by the service of 55. 
to be rendered annually to the monks of Ely. William is to hold them with sac and soc, 
toll and team and infangthief, and all customs which Bp. Hervey possessed. 

Witnesses: Roger Bp. of Sahsbury; A[lexander] Bp. of Lincoln; Geoffrey {T.) the chan- 
cellor; Robert de Sigillo. 

[B.M. Add. MS. 5820, fo. lISv" (transcript of 18th c.) ; B.M. Add. MS. 9822, fo. 70v<' (transcript from Ely 
House MS. A, fo. 86). E. Miller, 'The Abbey and Bishopric of Ely' (in Cambridge Studies of Medieval 
Life and Thought, N.S., vol. ii, 1951), p. 280, App. No